1 c water (70-80 degrees)
2 tbsp canola or olive oil
¼ c sugar
1 tsp salt
½ tsp each dried basil, oregano, thyme, and rosemary, crushed
3 ¼ c bread flour
2 ¼ tsp active dry yeast
coarse salt, optional
In a bread machine pan, place the water, oil, egg, sugar, salt, seasonings, flour and yeast in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tbsp water or flour if needed).
When cycle is complete, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough into 16 portions; shape each into a ball. Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with butter. If desired, sprinkle with coarse salt. Remove to wire racks.