In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the butter, sour cream, eggs, sugar, parsley, chives, salt, thyme, basil, pepper and 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in cracked wheat if desired and remaining all-purpose flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
Do not knead. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Stir dough down; spoon into two greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes.
Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks.