I had to butter a slice as soon as it came out of the oven and yes I took a bite of it! This bread is wonderful. I was very pleased with the rise. It can also be used for pizza dough. Very tasty!
1 cup fresh basil (finely chopped)
5 garlic cloves (peeled and chopped)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/4 cup lukewarm water
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons instant yeast
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups flour (all-purpose)
Place dough into a greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rise till dough doubles in size about 1 hour. Punch dough down lightly. Form dough into a loaf and place in a greased pan. Cover, let dough double in size. Place loaf in a 350 F oven for 30-35 minutes. Remove and cool on a wire rack.