Parmesan Nut Bread

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

Parmesan is one of the great cheeses of the world, the essence of Italian food. It is made only from April to November, when the cows can eat fresh grass, and this contributes to the flavor. Parmesan is a hard grating cheese that has been aged at least two years. This bread bakes up tall, so serve it in long wedges. It is great to serve with minestrone, buttered pasta, or simple salads.



Total Timehalf-day

Dietary Considerationegg-free, halal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, vegetarian

Equipmentbread machine

Mealbrunch, lunch

Taste and Texturecheesy, nutty, umami

Type of Dishbread, yeast bread


  • 1 cup water
  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon gluten
  • Pinch of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons SAF yeast or 2½ teaspoon bread machine yeast
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • ¾ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon gluten
  • Pinch of sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2½ teaspoons SAF yeast or 1 tablespoon bread machine yeast
  • ½ cup pine nuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2/3 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped


  1. Place the ingredients, except the nuts, in the pan according to the order in the manufacturer’s instructions. Set crust on medium and program for the Basic cycle, press Start. (This recipe is not suitable for use with the Delay Timer.) When the machine beeps, or between Knead 1 and Knead 2, add the nuts.

  2. When the baking cycle ends, immediately remove the bread, from the pan and place it on a rack. Let cool to room temperature before, slicing.


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