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Rosemary bread

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Rosemary bread


1 cup water
1 package instant yeast
3 tbs olive oil
1.5 tsp sugar
1.5 tsp salt
A pinch each of dried oregano and basil
1/4 tsp black pepper
A couple sprigs of fresh rosemary, chopped
2.5 cups all-purpose flour


Proof the yeast in the water for 5 minutes. Add all the ingredients except for the flour. I used my Kitchen-Aid mixer with the dough hook attachment. Slowly add the flour, one half cup at a time until absorbed. Either hand-knead or let the machine knead it for you until the surface of the dough is smooth. Brush some olive oil onto the surface and let rise in a warm place, covered with a clean, wet dishcloth. If you used regular yeast, then you will need to do two rises. I only did one since I was using instant yeast, and I did it directly in a lightly greased bread pan.

When the bread has risen and is nice and tall, slip it into a 375F preheated oven for 30 minutes. Bake until the bread produces a hollow sound when tapped on the bottom. Cool on a mesh rack. Serve with butter and/or honey, or eat it plain. Mmm…

Written by Reese

May 26, 2009 at 12:21 pm

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  1. beautiful!!


    May 26, 2009 at 1:34 pm

  2. @Rhi: Thanks love!! It came out really nice and it smelled SO GOOD when it was baking. Your bread photos from about a month ago, combined with the seemingly endless supply of bread photos on other blogs, inspired me to finally try making my own again! And it was good, so good.


    May 26, 2009 at 2:28 pm

  3. Nice. I just bought bread flour and yeast myself for my first attempt at bread. I’ll let you know how it comes out.

    Jeff D

    May 26, 2009 at 4:24 pm

  4. @Jeff: Yay!! Seriously, once you start making your own bread, the possibilities are endless! You’ll also want to have a sourdough starter or some kind of fancypants bread starter… It’s good stuff.


    May 26, 2009 at 5:13 pm

  5. Rosemary is such an under-appreciated herb… This bread sounds like a really delicious way to let it shine!


    June 8, 2009 at 6:19 pm

  6. @BitterSweet: The bread is definitely nice! Thanks for stopping by.


    June 9, 2009 at 8:43 am

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