• Rabab Awada

Bread Loaf with Thyme


  • 1/4 cup butter room temperature

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp honey

  • 310 ml milk

  • 3 3/4 cups all purpose flour

  • 1.5 tsp instant yeast

  • 4 tbsp dried thyme

  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds

  • 1 tbs virgin olive oil


  • In a medium sized bowl beat butter with honey and milk, continue beating until combined.

  • In another bowl whisk together flour with salt, and yeast. (activate yeast by adding 2tbsp of lukewarm water and 1tsp of sugar)

  • Slowly stir the flour mixture to the butter and milk mixture, stir until just combined but do not over mix.

  • Let dough sit for 1 hour in a bowl covered with damp cloth in a warm place.

  • Preheat oven to 220°.

  • knead for 10-15 minutes, then add seeds and 2 tbs of thyme to the dough.

  • Line a loaf pan with baking paper and add the dough, add olive oil on top and sprinkle with dried thyme.

  • Bake until top is golden and bread is ready. Let it chill on a wire rack for half an hour and serve.