Blitz Bread

Today’s recipe is for an easy bread you can make to go along with your Taco Soup for Halloween dinner. Nothing warms the tummy better than homemade soup and warm, fresh bread!

I found this recipe over at my friend Melanie’s blog – My Kitchen Cafe. I have loved every recipe of Melanie’s that I have tried and I have tried a lot of them. We enjoyed her Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe for dinner on Monday!

If you are a non-bread maker don’t be scared away. Give this recipe a try! I promise you won’t be disappointed. I have made it 3 times in the last month.

I know several of my friends who enjoyed this bread at a luncheon I recently had at my house have been waiting for me to post this recipe – well here it is!

I have no idea why it is called Blitz Bread except the definition of blitz has the words fast and rush in it. This bread is fast and can be made in a rush! There is no needing necessary with this recipe.

The dough does need to rise so you need to allow time for that but it is quick to mix up, pop in the pan and then forget until it’s time to bake it in the oven.

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blitz bread (2)

adapted from King Arthur Flour

Blitz Bread
  • 1½ C (12 ounces) warm water
  • 3 Tbsp (1¼ ounces) olive oil (plus additional for drizzling)
  • 1¼ tsp salt
  • 3½ C (14 ¾ ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp instant yeast
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • 3 tsp dried herbs (I used Italian Seasoning)
  • dried herbs for sprinkling
  1. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan, and drizzle 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil in the bottom.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients, except the dried herbs for sprinkling, and beat at high speed with an electric mixer for 60 seconds.
  3. Scoop the sticky batter into the prepared pan, cover the pan, and let it rise at room temperature for 60 minutes, till it is puffy.
  4. While the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 375°F.
  5. Gently poke the dough all over with your index finger.
  6. Drizzle it lightly with olive oil, and sprinkle with the dried herbs of your choice, if desired.
  7. Bake the bread till it’s golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes.
  8. Remove it from the oven, wait 5 minutes, then turn it out of the pan onto a rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  9. To make cheese-stuffed bread: Add 1 cup crumbled feta cheese to the dough after it's been kneaded for 60 seconds

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. says

    Kim »
    Glad you and your husband enjoyed the bread! Thanks for letting me know.

    Melanie – thanks for sharing this great recipe!!

    Kate – I know you are going to love it – let me know after you try it!

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