Herb Skillet Bread has a beautiful mix of herbs, garlic, and parmesan cheese. And it's so easy!
Bread is what got me interested in baking. I’ve always been a homesteading sort of person and the thought of baking my own bread as a teenager appealed to me to much that I finally looked up a couple of recipes and tried my hand at baking my own crusty loaf of bread. Of course the crust was a little too crusty and the bread was dense. But I was hooked. Oh man, was I hooked.
After that first loaf, I immediately made another that same day. It actually came out worse. I didn’t know why because I thought I did it the same way. What I didn’t know was that there are small differences that can make big changes when making bread. It’s a science, and I was learning.
From there I experimented with all kinds of bread. I mastered ciabatta. I made New York style bagels weekly. For dinner I would make this herb skillet bread to serve on the side. I wanted to learn everything I could about making bread at home.
If I am honest with you, if you have a good, solid recipe that has been tested very well, you can easily make a nice loaf of bread on your own the first try. It’s just as a teenager, you get impatient and maybe don’t measure things as well as you should.
If you want a beginner recipe, this herb skillet bread is perfect for you. It has shorter rise times and doesn’t require any special skills or knowledge of baking with yeast. You can also try a simple white loaf. Once you get used to baking, a fun, twisty loaf like this Pane Bianco Italian Bread is really tasty.
But for now, a nice skillet bread like this is just what the family wants. It’s nice and garlicky, and has a nice balance of herbs and saltiness. And when you sprinkle a bit of parmesan cheese on top, I promise there won’t be any leftovers.
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