Herbed and Salted Loaf

Herbed Rustic Loaf Recipe

Ingredients:

1 Thick Rustic Style Loaf

3 tbsp Olive Oil

2 tbsp Italian Seasoning

1/8 teaspoon Kosher Salt

Method:

In a bowl, combine all ingredients and mix to combine.

Slice your bread lengthwise down the middle.  Make perpendicular slices every inch or so making a crosshatch pattern.  You want the cuts to go about 2/3 of the way through the bread.

bread, sliced

Bread, sliced for use

Next, use a brush to apply the oil and spice mixture to the bread.  Spread the slices apart to get the mixture into the interior. Spread liberally over the top of the bread.  Sprinkle kosher salt over the top of the oiled bread for added crunch and texture. Place on a foil lined baking sheet and heat at 375° for 12 minutes.

Pairing:

This bread works great with soups.  It’s super simple but makes a wonderful side dish.