Crusty Herb Bread

Crusty Herb Bread

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Wine Pairing​

This herb bread recipe is great as a tasty snack. You can also pair this yeasted bread recipe with your favorite vegetarian soups.

It’s amazing how exciting fresh herb bread can be. And you can enjoy it at home. Use this spiced bread recipe as a bonding moment with your friends and family. It uses a spice blend that’s similar to Zaatar, a Middle-eastern spice blend.

You can store the rested dough in the freezer for 3 weeks.  Just make sure that it is wrapped well in cling film. Ground cumin would be an awesome addition to the Zaatar spice blend. It will give the pita bread a warm and earthy flavor — which is in keeping with the Middle Eastern inspiration of this recipe.

Westerners are accustomed to using butter in bread recipes. However, in the Middle East, oil-based dough is more typical. It will result in a light, crispy on the outside, but chewy on the inside, loaf of bread.

You can use a store-bought zaatar spice mix, but making your spice mix is interesting and will give you more satisfaction. The spice mix can be heated in a skillet on low heat. This will release the natural oils and flavors that will enhance the final product.

An easy bread that you can savor with a medium-dry red wine. Check these out:

  • Nebbiolo
  • Barbera
  • Merlot
  • Sangiovese

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