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So, you all asked for the recipe for the rosemary bread I made this weekend. Here it is:

Scrumptious Rosemary Bread
1 tbsp sugar
1 cup warm water
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp butter, softened
1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
3 cups bread flour

olive oil
additional whole rosemary leaves
1 egg, beaten

Dissolve sugar and yeast in warm water in a medium bowl. When mixture is bubbly, stir in salt, butter, chopped rosemary, and dry seasonings. Gradually mix in flour to form a workable dough, and knead 10 to 12 minutes.

Coat the inside of a large bowl with olive oil. Place dough in bowl, cover with a dry towel, and allow to rise 1 hour in the warmest spot in the kitchen. Dough will double in size and form dents if poked with a fingertip.

Lightly grease loaf pan with olive oil. Punch down dough, shape into oval, and place in pan. Sprinkle with remaining rosemary. Cover with towel, and allow to rise 1 hour, or until again doubled in size. If dough is uneven, shake pan to settle.

Preheat oven to 375°. Brush loaf with egg; I use the back of a spoon. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until egg wash is golden brown and loaf makes a hollow sound when tapped on the bottom. Cool on a rack.

or, if you don't own a loaf pan:

After first rise, punch down dough, split in half, and shape into two round boules. Place boules on parchment-covered baking sheet and sprinkle with remaining rosemary. Cover with towel, and allow to rise 1 hour, or until again doubled in size.

Same baking procedure, but only 15 to 20 minutes.

This bread reheats really well, and is good for breakfast or with dinner. It might also make good sandwich bread, if you like a little bit of a kick.

subject quote by Carmen McRae


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 15th, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)
Wow, that does sound yummy! It even looks good... *drools*
Apr. 15th, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
Realized this morning that I made a slight mistake in typing it up, so now all fixed.
Apr. 15th, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC)
Ah, I see!
Apr. 15th, 2010 12:57 pm (UTC)
*Sigh* I think I need to buy a loaf pan...
Apr. 15th, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)
There's an alternate baking method that I completely forgot to add up there, if you want to make smaller, round loaves instead.
Apr. 17th, 2010 01:14 am (UTC)
I miss butter. I just made a batch of chocolate chip cookies using vegetable oil.
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