Rosemary Olive Oil Bread
Rosemary Olive Oil Bread is a fantastic and very fancy looking herb bread but it is still incredibly easy to make! This is one that you will want on hand for a variety of meals. It’s also great used to dip in olive oil and herbs.
Fancy Herb Bread from a Simple Process
This bread, even though it has a couple of additional ingredients, still follows the same process as other yeast breads. As you follow the video and/or the recipe, you will see that it is still the same simple process.
The process here begins as usual with proofing of the yeast and then combining ingredients and moving forward from there. With this herb bread, we are adding our additional seasonings into our flour mixture. This helps the seasonings to be completely mixed throughout the entire bread.
Rosemary Olive Oil BreadDifficulty: Easy
1 cups warm water (110 degrees F)
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast
4-5 cups all purpose flour
4 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons cornmeal
1 egg + 1 tablespoon water, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped for sprinkling (optional)
1 teaspoon coarse sea salt for sprinkling (optional)
- Combine water, sugar and yeast in a large bowl (or mixing bowl for your stand mixer) and let it sit for about 10 minutes to proof.
- Mix flour, rosemary, Italian seasoning, pepper and salt together in another bowl.
- Add oil to yeast mixture and lightly mix, then begin adding flour and mixing. Add flour and mix until dough is no longer sticky.
- Once mixed, knead, either by hand or by dough hook, for about 5 minutes.
- Place dough into a well greased bowl and cover with a slightly dampened towel. Allow to rise for about an hour or until doubled.
- When the dough has risen, punch it down and separate it into 2 loaves.
- Add a dusting of cornmeal to your pan and place your loaves. Cover and let it rise once more, for about 45 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- At this point, you can finish it in one of two ways. You can brush the top with the egg wash, cut a few shallow slices across the top and sprinkle with rosemary and sea salt, or you can bake and then melt butter on to it after it bakes.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and hollow sounding.
Other Bread Making Recipes
You may also want to check out my Amish Sweet Bread recipe, I also have some great break making tips in that one and don’t forget my Italian Bread–Yum! There are a lot more recipes as well as cooking and baking tips in Home Cooking and Farm Kitchen!
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