Monday, February 20, 2012

Dutch Oven Garlic Herb Bread

This bread can be made with any mixture of herbs. I am partial to the parsley/basil/garlic combo, but chive or rosemary would be amazing as well. Depending on the combo of herbs you choose, this bread really can be a part of any meal.

Dutch Oven Garlic Herb Bread
Adapted from Pioneer Woman

4 cups all purpose flour, divided
1 cup warm water
1 tsp dry active yeast
1 tsp honey (or sugar)
2 tsp salt
1 stick melted butter
2-3 tbsp of your favorite herbs (I used basil and parsley)
1 tbsp garlic powder (optional)

Proof yeast in water and honey. Once it foams

Add 3 cups flour, butter, salt, and herbs/garlic.

Mix well with dough hook on med speed. Once it starts to come together, slow to "2"

Slowly add the remaining flour until the dough balls up on the hook and isn't too sticky

Let machine knead for 8-10 minutes. Place in 1 gallon ziplock and seal with all the air out. Let rise in warm place 1-4 hours.

Preheat to 450.

Lightly knead dough. Lightly coat in olive oil and place in dutch oven. Sprinkle with coarse salt and with a serrated knife cut an X about 1/3 deep into the bread.

Cover and cook 30 minutes. Uncover and cook 15 minutes more.

Let cool pretty well. Tear a chunk off and enjoy with your meal. This goes very well with Italian dishes.

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