Skillet Bread with Fennel Seed

I just love making individual loaves of bread for my guests!

This recipe is presented by my friends at Fiesta!

Makes 4 Individual Loaves

You will need:
1½ tablespoons dry active yeast
2 tablespoons honey
½ cup+1 cup warm water
3½ cups all purpose flour
3 tablespoons olive oil
oil for greasing the skillets
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons olive oil
flaky sea salt
2 teaspoons fennel seeds

  1. Mix yeast, honey, and ½ cup warm water in a large bowl and let it sit for 5 minutes. It should be frothy after 5 minutes, if not the yeast is dead and you have to start over.
  2. Add the rest of the water, flour, oil, and salt and mix until you have a smooth dough.
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic and let it rise until double in size. This will take about 40 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  5. Divide the dough into 4 and place each dough into a well-greased skillet, top with oil, and use your fingers to flatten out the dough.
  6. Top with salt and fennel seed.
  7. Bake them golden for about 18–20 minutes.
  8. Cool on a wire rack and serve in the skillet.

Photography by
Paul “Sweet Paul” Lowe