The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Avatar Image

Buttery Thyme Bread

0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Easy

System:

6
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

Even without the fresh thyme sprinkled on top, this is hands down, one of my biggest crowd pleasers. The bread is so, so delicious, and almost painfully simple: storebought french bread, butter, fresh thyme. But the magic is in the details, baby—specifically, the preparation and baking technique.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf French Bread (Storebought Is Fine)
  • 2 sticks Salted Butter, Softened
  • 3 sprigs Or More Fresh Thyme, To Taste

Preparation

Chop some fresh thyme. Cut the French bread loaf in half lengthwise. Spread 1 stick of softened, room-temperature butter on each half (one stick on one half, and the remaining stick on the other half). Make sure the butter is very, very soft so it won’t tear the bread. Also—very important—make sure the butter is salted.

Bake at 350ºF for approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Then remove the bread from the oven and—this is the kicker—turn on the broiler. Stick the bread back into the oven and BROIL it for 3 to 5 minutes, watching it the entire time. You want the butter to start caramelizing. When done, take the bread out of the oven and sprinkle the chopped fresh thyme all over the top.

To serve, cut into 1-inch slices and throw into a breadbasket, or arrange artfully on a shiny, funky platter.

One Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Avatar of AMC

AMC on 5.19.2010

sounds great. Butter, bread and thyme all crispy?! YUM!!

No Reviews

You must be logged in to post a review.

Related Recipes

Easy, 5-Minute Stovetop Popcorn
Avatar Image by Justine Sulia (Cooking and Beer) in Appetizers
Don’t have a microwave? Don’t fret. This easy, 5-minute, stovetop popcorn...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 10 Level: Easy


Asian-Style Chicken Meatballs
Avatar Image by Kelley Simmons @ Chef Savvy in Appetizers
Baked and tossed in a sweet and spicy Asian sauce. Serve...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


Roasted Avocado Salsa
Avatar Image by Meagan {I Eat Therefore I Cook} in Appetizers
Smoky roasted avocado, corn, tomatoes and jalapenos mixed with fresh lime...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


Party Pretzels
Avatar Image by Jayme & Jessica in Appetizers
These pretzels are so simple and always a hit! With a...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 30 Level: Easy


Cheesy Bacon Dip
Avatar Image by maeghan in Appetizers
Baked cheese with bacon makes for some of the best dip...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy