Bread recipes intimidate me. Too much rolling, too much rising, too much work. BUT this recipe is so easy and delicious! Give it a try.
1/2 cup olive oil
3 garlic cloves
2 tbs fresh rosemary
2 tbs fresh oregano
2 tbs fresh thyme
1 tbs red pepper flakes
Salt Salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)
1 cup warm water
1 package of yeast ( 2 1/4 teaspoons)
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp honey
6 cherry tomatoes
In a medium sauce pan combine olive oil, fresh herbs, and garlic and cook over medium heat until fragrant.
In a small bowl combine warm water, honey, and yeast. Let sit for five minutes until foamy. Combine 1 1/2 cups of flour and yeast mixture in a large bowl. Stir until combined. Add the remaining flour and 1/4 cup of the olive oil/herbs mixture and stir until the dough is completely combined into a large ball.
Preheat the over to 450. Spread out the dough onto a heavily oiled 9 by 13 baking sheet. Top with the remaining oil mixture, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper. I added cherry tomatoes to the top but it is completely optional. You can get creative at this point using sun-dried tomatoes, or goat cheese. Anything of your choice can work. Well maybe not….chocolate.
Bake in an oven for 15-20 minutes until the bread is crispy and golden brown.