Basil

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Origin

It is thought to have originated from India.

Facts

Uses the leaf part of the plant. Basil goes really well with dishes that include tomatoes. It's a good source of vitamin K and C. Basil is also a good source calcium and iron. Purple basil is a beautiful blend of purple leaves and pink flowers. Lemon basil has a very lemony taste, which would go perfect with salads. Lime basil also goes well with salads, and it can also be paired with seafood.

Herbed Pull-Apart Bread

This easy herb bread starts with frozen roll dough. Just dip the rolls in butter and herbs, place in a fluted tube pan, let rise and bake! Perfect for holiday dinners!

Ingredients

Directions

Thaw dough in covered container or plastic bag; cut each roll in half.

Combine butter, parmesan cheese, thyme, dill, basil and rosemary in a shallow bowl. Dip each portion of roll dough in herb mixture and place in greased fluted tube pan. Cover pan loosely with towel or greased plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place until almost double in size, about 45 minutes.

Bake at 350º F for 30 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown. Invert on serving platter; serve warm.

RECIPE NOTE: crushing the herbs in your hand just before use releases maximum flavor.

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