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The Perfect Bread to Pair with Soup or Stew

Posted: 1:39 PM, Oct 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-19 18:39:49Z

Food Network star and lifestyle blogger Trace Barnett made Quick Bake Herb Bread. (see recipe below) For more of Trace's recipes or entertaining ideas, go to  thebittersocialite.com . His new book "Tracing Roots: A Modern Approach to Living Off the Land is available for pre-order now through Barnes and Noble.

QUICK BAKE HERB BREAD

Serves 8–12

INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon honey
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon dry, active yeast
4 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon chopped sage
1 tablespoon chopped rosemary

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
2. Combine water, honey, salt, and yeast in a large, glass bowl. Allow mixture to 
sit for up to 10 minutes or until it starts to bubble and a film froth is apparent.
3. Gradually add flour and herbs directly to the yeast mixture, using a rubber 
spatula to incorporate flour. Dough should not stick to hands or spatula. If 
sticking, simply add a bit more flour. Flour hands and knead dough a few 
times; form into a loaf shape. Place the dough on a greased baking sheet and 
allow to sit for 20 minutes, covered with a damp cloth.
4. Cut two slits into top of dough; sprinkle with herbs. Bake for 45–50 minutes until crusty and browned.