I usually make this bread during the late spring and summer months when fresh herbs are abundant and ready to be trimmed. There’s no point in making this bread unless you have fresh herbs to incorporate into the batter and snip over the finished product. As the bread toasts in the oven, the irresistible aroma of freshly cut basil and rosemary, garlic, and olive oil is like no other. The combination of herbs and spices help to make this summer staple undeniably scrumptious! Often served with pasta and red sauce, cheese and grapes, or a lite summer salad… It’s crazy delicious!
Rosemary and Basil Herbed Flat Bread
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced
1 tablespoon fresh basil, minced
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup olive oil
Sea salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning mix, and fresh herbs (to sprinkle over the top of bread after baking)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Lightly spray two baking sheets with cooking spray or line each sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine the flour, herbs, baking powder and salt. Stir in water and 1/3 cup oil until mixture forms a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead for about 1 minute.
Divide dough in half; shape into two balls. Roll each ball into a thin oblong shape to fit on prepared baking sheet. Carefully transfer dough to prepared baking sheets.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack and lightly brush each with remaining oil; sprinkle with salt and garlic powder, seasoning mix and fresh herbs. Slice for serving.