Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Prepare the articholes by cutting off about 1 inch off the tips of the leaves and remove the inner yellow leaves from the center.
Combine the breadcrumbs, lemon zest, Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, chopped parsley, oregano, 1/2 cup olive oil, salt and pepper.
Add hot water to a small round baking dish about a 1/2 inch deep. Make sure the dish is small enough to fit the artichokes snuggly. Add garlic, juice of one lemon, and a bay leav to the water.
Stuff each artichoke with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Cover the pan with foil and poke a few holes on the top to allow steam to escape.
Bake for one hour or until tender