Custom Search

Aritisan Italian Herb

by Carol

Recipe makes 2 loaves.

This is by far one of my family’s favorite breads to eat with any kind of pasta dish. We can easily consume both loaves at one meal.

I like to use dry Italian herbs because they are always in my pantry.

The crust is crisp and the center is chewy.

I like to have a few unbaked loaves always in the freezer. I just then have to thaw and bake.

I like to serve it to my family warm with plenty of garlic butter.


2 cups warm water
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
11/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons dry Italian herbs ground very fine
1 teaspoon olive oil
4 - 5 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons corn meal for baking sheet

In a large bowl add yeast to warm water and stir. Allow this mixture to sit for 5 minutes.

Add the sugar, salt, Italian herbs, and olive oil to yeast mixture. Mixing until it forms a ball.

Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for about 8 minutes.

Divide the dough into two equal pieces and form each piece into a ball.

Coat each dough ball generously with flour.

Sprinkle a little corn meal onto a large baking sheet and spread to lightly cover.

Place the dough balls about 5 inches apart on the baking sheet.

Using a sharp knife, make a few cuts on the top of each ball.

Cover the baking sheet loosely with plastic wrap.

Allow the dough to rise for 40 - 60 minutes or until dough has doubled in size.

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.

Place the baking sheet on the middle rack in your preheated oven.

Place a pan of warm water on the bottom rack to make the crust crispy.

Bake your bread for 15 - 20 minutes or until bread is golden brown and hollow sounding when tapped.

Remove the bread from oven and place on a rack to cool.

Wait until cool to slice.

If you make a double batch of Aritisan Italian Herb it freezes very well. You can freeze it before you let it rise, or after it is baked.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Add your families favorite baking recipe to our community..

Newest Recipes

  1. Lemon Cheesecake

    Dec 04, 14 08:14 PM

    Lemon Cheesecake is a no bake that is light and tangy. It is beautiful served with fresh whipped cream and thinly sliced lemon slices. Light and refreshing it is a welcome desert after any meal.

    Read More

  2. Southern Peach Cheesecake

    Dec 04, 14 12:28 PM

    Southern Peach Cheesecake is a no-bake cheesecake that is easy to prepare. It is like the taste of summer in your mouth.

    Read More

  3. No-Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake

    Dec 02, 14 04:12 PM

    No-Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake is a very easy to make no-bake cheesecake. It has both the richness of hazelnuts combined with the creamy smooth taste of chocolate.

    Read More

Guilt Free Desserts: Gluten Free Diabetic Safe Desserts

Get Paid to work at home by Google and Clickbank!
Find out more! website reputation