Herb & Garlic Olive Oil Bread

Yes…. another bread recipe lol! I don’t know about you but we love bread…..especially homemade bread. There is just something about sitting down to a meal and having fresh from the oven bread….and the smell… that is an experience all on it’s own!

This is an easy bread to make and I am thinking it could also make for some delicious tasting hamburger buns! I haven’t tried that yet with this bread recipe but I do think it’s high time!!!

I think I cut it way too soon after removing from the oven because I squished it lol!


Here are my ingredients to make this bread.

I start by whisking together the water, sugar and yeast in the bowl of my stand mixer and letting it stand about 5 minutes, until it is starting to foam, get bubbly.

Then I add the olive oil, flour, salt, minced garlic, basil, onion powder and Italian seasoning.

Mix it in and then allow to knead for about 5 minutes, until a smooth dough forms and the bowl is almost clean looking.

I put it in a greased bowl, cover it and let it rise until doubled, about 1 hour.

After the first rising, I punch the dough down and then shape it into a loaf, placing it on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

I start to preheat the oven to 350 degrees at this point.

I let it rise for another 30 – 45 minutes, until doubled in size again, then bake it in a 350 degree oven for about 30 – 40 minutes until nicely browned and baked through.

I let it cool (normally lol) and then cut into slices and serve… usually with just butter/margarine but it is also good on it’s own or with some garlic butter!

Herb & Garlic Olive Oil Bread


  • 2 1/2 tsp. yeast
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning


  1. In bowl of stand mixer, whisk together water, sugar and yeast.
  2. Let stand about 5 – 10 minutes until yeast is starting to bubble/foam.
  3. Add flour, salt, minced garlic, olive oil, basil, onion powder and Italian seasoning.
  4. Mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Knead on low speed for 5 minutes,until a smooth dough forms.
  6. Place bread dough in greased bowl, cover and allow to rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  7. Punch down dough, shape into a loaf and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cover.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  9. Allow dough to rise until doubled again, about 30 – 45 minutes.
  10. Bake bread at 350 degrees after rising, until nicely browned and baked through.
  11. Slice and serve, after cooling for a few minutes… if you can wait lol!

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