Infused with garlic and dill, the smell of this warm, freshly baked bread is absolute heaven. It's surprisingly easy to make and just takes a little bit of patience!
Prep Time 1hour40minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 2hours
1/2cupextra virgin olive oil
2tbspchopped fresh dill
2 1/4tspactive dry yeast
2 1/2cupsall purpose flour
In a large bowl mix together the warm water, yeast and honey. Let sit for 5 minutes until foamy.
While waiting for yeast mixture to foam, in a small skillet over low heat combine the olive oil and minced garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes or until aromatic. Do not let the garlic get too brown! Remove from heat and set aside. Once it has cooled a bit stir in dill.
Add 1 cup of the flour and 1/4 cup of the olive oil and herb mixture to the yeast mixture. Stir together and then let sit for 5 more minutes.
Mix in the remaining 1 1/2 cups of flour and the salt until the dough comes together. On a floured surface, knead the dough 15-20 times until smooth.
Oil the bowl you mixed the dough in, and transfer dough back into bowl, turning to coat. Cover with a towel, set in a warm area and let rise for 1 hour.
Heat oven to 450°F.
Spread 2 tbsp of the olive oil and herb mixture into a 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish. Transfer the dough to the baking dish, pressing it down and spreading.
Use your fingers to dimple the dough and then drizzle the remainder of the olive oil mixture over the dough. Let rise for 20 minutes.
Baking in pre-heated oven for 15 - 20 minutes, until it is golden brown.