Bread | January 8, 2016

Quick Crusty Herb Bread

This Quick Crusty Herb Bread is bursting with garlicky, herby and salty flavors making it the perfect side for dunking in soup or snacking on. None of us here at Oh So have ever really submitted to a particular diet.  We like our veggies, our fruit, our cookies, our steak, we like it all in moderation. I feel confident in saying that none of us would ever give up bread.

An overhead shot of Quick Crusty Herb Bread sitting on a tea towel on a white wooden surface

It’s also safe to say that we like to make things ourselves instead of buying them when we can–and when we have the time (there are 12 1/2 littles between us). I took Des’ quick french bread recipe and turned it into a crusty round of bread bursting with garlicky, herby, salty flavors. I used basil and plenty of rosemary, but whatever herbs you have on hand will work! Thyme, oregano, parsley, chives, put it all in there.

An overhead shot of Quick Crusty Herb Bread dough in a bowl

This Crusty Herb Bread Is Super Quick!

If you don’t have a dutch oven, you can still bake this on a regular baking sheet, but the dutch oven has some magic, I swear. This bread is on your table in 1 hour, start to finish.

A side shot of Quick Crusty Herb Bread slightly torn

Need some soup to go with that bread and butter? Here is the Lentil and Farro Vegetable Soup pictured, but we also have at least 27 others right here. No excuses, friends. Make the bread!

Quick Crusty Herb Bread torn into pieces with a bowl of soup at the side

If you tried this Quick Crusty Herb Bread or any other recipe on the blog then don’t forget to rate the recipe and leave us a comment below. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to see what else we’re getting up to!

5 from 1 vote
An overhead shot of a crusty herb bread loaf
Quick Crusty Herb Bread
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr

This Quick Crusty Herb Bread is bursting with garlicky, herby and salty flavors making it the perfect side for dunking in soup or snacking on

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread with herbs, quick bread recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 126 kcal
Author: Stephanie
  • 1 1/2 c warm water
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1 T yeast
  • handful fresh herbs rosemary and basil are good
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2-3 c flour
  • 1 1/2 t salt
  • olive oil spray
  • kosher salt
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  1. Place water, sugar, and yeast into mixer, let rest until yeast begins to foam, 5-10 minutes.
  2. Mix in herbs, garlic, salt, and flour. Add flour slowly while mixer is kneading. Continue adding flour until dough has formed a soft ball and sides have been wiped clean (this will vary depending on the humidity and your flour).
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees with oven-proof pot in oven, heating up pot.
  4. Continue kneading with dough hook 5 minutes. Ball of dough should be slightly tacky, smooth, and elastic.
  5. Remove heated pot from oven once oven has preheated, spray inside of pot with olive oil spray. Form dough into a tight round and place in pot. Sprinkle top of dough round with rosemary, kosher salt, garlic powder, and onion powder, then spray with olive oil spray. Cover with a towel and let rise 15 minutes.
  6. Bake 30 minutes, remove from oven, serve hot.
Recipe Notes

You can bake bread on regular baking sheet instead of a dutch oven, I think the dutch oven just produces more crusty results.

Nutrition Facts
Quick Crusty Herb Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126
% Daily Value*
Sodium 439mg19%
Potassium 52mg1%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


3 thoughts on “Quick Crusty Herb Bread

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    1. All of the compliments, you’re too much :) I think the hot dutch oven works wonder for the crusty bread. Also, plenty of kneading helps get it nice and crusty on the outside. Please let us know how it turns out for you!