Garlic Herb Bubble Loaf

Garlic Herb Bubble Loaf

1/2 cup water (70° to 80°)
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
3 cups bread flour
2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
GARLIC HERB BUTTER:
1/4 cup butter, melted
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon each dried oregano, thyme and rosemary, crushed



In bread machine pan, place the first seven ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes. Divide dough into 36 pieces. Shape each piece into a ball. In a shallow bowl, combine butter, garlic and herbs. Dip each ball in mixture; place in an ungreased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown (cover loosely with foil if bread browns too quickly). Remove from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 loaf (18 servings).

Editor’s Note: We recommend you do not use a bread machine’s time-delay feature for this recipe.