Italian Parmesan oregano bread

by ila on July 17, 2012. Updated January 29, 2013

Its very difficult to write this post because there is no bread left in our kitchen and every word I am typing here is reminding me the delicious subway like sandwich I had yesterday. I love eating at Subway, the best part is you choose ingredients and make your own sandwich. Turst me its paradise for vegetarian in KL, because only few fastfood restaurants serves veg burger here( I mean a good veg burger).

Well making bread like Subway was part of my baking wish list. Its a long list, I will share with you guys someday. So with my Google expertise and bit of baking knowledge I got this done. I found few wonderful recipe online and then make one of my own. I decided to post this recipe only if I make the perfect Parmesan oregano bread. The result was really amazing. Ami gave it 10/5 and I gave it 5/5 :). Here is my recipe, can’t wait to share with you guys. Please make it at home and post your review here.I would love to hear from you…

Italian Parmesan oregano bread

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 3 Breads

Italian Parmesan oregano bread


  • 4 cup Bread Flour
  • 2 teaspoon yeast
  • 11/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sunflower oil( you can also add Soya or olive oil)
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated[1]
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. dried oregano
  • olive oil 1 teaspoon


  1. Mix water,yeast,sugar and salt , and let it stand for 5 minutes. Once yeat become active mix flour,oil and mixture and knead it for 10 minutes.
  2. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let it rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hour.
  3. Prepare Paremsan oregano mix, mix all the ingredients listed in Parmesan Oregano mix.
  4. Punch the dough ,devide it in three equal parts and give each part shape of foot long bread( like subway)
  5. Spread paremsan oregano mix on each bread and make cross lines with knife on dough. Let it rise for 30 mintues.
  6. Bake bread for 25 to 3o minutes at 220 degree, (until bread are light golden brown).


Spray some water in oven before baking.. or keep a tray filled water at the bottom of oven.

You might also like:

  • justonecookbook

    I’m impressed by people/baker who can come up with bread recipe.  As a non-baker myself, it’s always a mystery to me – I can fix meals by tasting it while cooking, but for bread… I guess it’s trial and error?  So I am thankful for people who make delicious bread recipe and share it with us.  This bread looks so delicious and goes well with any kind of sandwiches!

  • Kim – Liv Life

    Absolutely fabulous!  My daughter adores subway, and I can only imagine how much she’d like this bread.  Well done!

    • MyWayToCook

      Thanks Kim!

  • Yin

    Ila, thanks for your friend add at Foodbuzz. I just move back from NZ and nice to have another foodie friends especially stayin in Malaysia too.
    You have a nice blog here, I too like to make homemade bread, check out my site for more bread recipes.

    • MyWayToCook

      Hi Yin, I am glad to know that you are living in Malaysia now. We have so much to share. I have check you post, you seem a perfect baker. Baking is my first love when it comes to cooking. You have a new fan now.

  • Kaki Cookie Cookies

    Thank you so much for sharing! I’ve tried this today and the result was awesome. really soft and tasty bread 😀 I think better than subway’s one! well done!

    • ila

      Thanks you soooo much, you made my day!

    • MyWayToCook

      Thank you soooo much, you made my day!

  • Knutborgen85

    What degrees did you put the oven on when you baked them?

    • MyWayToCook

      I bake it at 220 degree. Also spray some water in oven before baking. Thanks for pointing out. I have updated same in recipe.

      • Chris Chiarino

        Celsius or Fahrenheit?

        • Lola

          How can it be Fahrenheit! Duh!

  • Chris

    Hi, 1 cup of the bread flour equal to how many ml of water? warm water?

    If i am using the bread machine, any different with the recipe?

  • Ricardo

    Thank you! very good recipe for those who enjoy Subway subs.
    Desde Argentina, Ricardo.

  • KraftedKhaos

    Wow! Thanks for posting this. I made this bread according to instructions, and other than the oven temperature/time, it was FANTASTIC! My house smelled like Subway ALL DAY! The first loaf to come out of the oven was consumed immediately, and it was so delicious!

    I’m not a proficient bread maker, but both tries with this were edible, the first try was amazing (had issues with the second attempt, but that was operator error, not because of the recipe). I posted photos of my results (and one of my sandwiches I made with it) at my blog,, if you were interested in checking them out :)

    I live in the US, and have an oven thermometer, and it is my opinion that the stated temperature and times are not accurate. After 30 minutes at 225 F, I still had an undercooked, pale loaf… I had to turn up the temperature to ~325 for the loaf to brown like it was supposed to. Otherwise…. amazing!

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    OH! I also wanted to say that I’m thinking the ‘topping’ would be phenomenal on a slice of home made white bread, popped in the oven to brown up a little, as an alternative to normal ‘garlic bread’… can’t wait to try that, too!

    • Leonardo Mancilla

      Eupeans baked their bread at 180-200 degrees Celsius. That is somewhere between 380-420 degrees F which is the scale of a U.S. ovens. I think that was your problem, just under cooking the first time.

  • Josie Garcia

    11/2 tablespoon (eleven) sugar or 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar?
    is right?

    • KraftedKhaos

      Hi, Josie… it is 1.5 tbsp sugar, NOT 11.5. I know you asked a while ago, but thought I’d reply anyway.

    • ila

      Dear Josie,

      Yes, that is the right measurement. I will correct it in post.

    • ila (MyWayToCook)


  • fern

    If you double recipe, you will be able to get 4 loaves that has the shape of Subway bread. By using a half sheet pan and rolling out dough the lenght of the baking sheet then place side by side (the long way) on the sheet. Make sure the spacing each bread is equal. This will allow for height and to maintain shape.

  • Farah Rufina Rahman

    I just made this today! Fantastic recipe. I wished I could share the photos!

    • ila (MyWayToCook)

      Thank you so much Farah! Sorry for my late reply.

  • Flouressence

    Hi, thanks for the recipe. I followed exactly what was shared and it turned out really well. Love how the aroma fills my entire house. My family loved it and so do my friends. Thank you!

    • ila (MyWayToCook)

      Thank you Flouressence for your kind comment. I am gald that you and your family like the recipe. You guys have made my day!

Previous post:

Next post:

Find us on Google+