In a bowl, add yeast with the water. Stir in 1 1/2 c flour, herbs, oil, sugar & salt. Allow to rest for 15 minutes.
Sprinkle 1/4 flour on a board & turn the dough onto it. Knead gently, adding more flour if you need to. Let rest for 10 minutes. Knead again for a short time.
Place dough in a 3 3/4"X7 1/2"X2" aluminimum foil pan. Allow to proof for 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 350F & bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out.
Anne Lerner, "Breads You Wouldn't Believe"