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Italian Herb Dipping Blend Recipe

Don't eat bread alone...enjoy fresh baked bread, like Sun-Dried Tomato Provolone Bread on page xxx with this herb flecked oil. Bead Alone by Judith Hendricks tells the story of the joy one woman experiences from bread making.—
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:64 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup dried basil
  • 2/3 cup dried parsley flakes
  • 6 tablespoons dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons dried marjoram
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each batch):
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Italian or French bread

Directions

  • 1. Combine the first 10 ingredients. Transfer to small spice jars. Store in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. Shake before using. Yield: 16 batches (2 cups mix).
  • 2. To prepare dipping blend: In a small skillet, heat 2 tablespoons seasoning mix with olive oil just until heated through. Divide among four shallow serving plates. Serve with bread. Yield: 4 servings per batch.