June 19, 2008

I am addicted

I am totally addicted to this bread. Averi is loving it too. We have been eating it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is very easy to make it just takes some time so you might need to start around noon if you want to have it for dinner. This is definately a new favorite. I even bought a new rosemary plant, so I can make it anytime I want. I got it from one of lindsay's favorite web sites.
Here it is.

Rosemary Bread Recipe
1 packet dry yeast (or 2 1/2 tsp)
2 c. warm water
1 T. sugar
2 tsp salt
4 c. flour
1-2 tsp. fresh Rosemary plus more for topping
Olive Oil, Corn meal, Melted butter and salt

Dissolve yeast in the warm water and sugar. (I like to buy yeast in a large package and then store it in a plastic container and keep in the freezer. It lasts forever. OR if you don’t make bread that often, just buy the yeast packets.) Add flour, salt, and 1-2 tsp Rosemary and stir until blended, do not Knead!! Cover and let rise for 1 hour or until double in size. If you have a Bosch Mixer, I keep the dough right in there with the top lid on, it’s nice and moist in there. Or simply keep it in the mixer bowl and cover with a moist cloth to raise.

Remove dough. It will be sticky. I like to put shortening or oil on my hands for taking out the dough and shaping it. I think it works better than flour hands. Place it in 2 rounds on a cookie sheet lightly coated in oil and sprinkled with corn meal. OR you can place it on your silicone baking mat with no oil. Cover with a towel or greased plastic wrap. Then let it rise another hour.

Brush each round with melted butter and lightly sprinkle with more Rosemary and salt, I used this great Sea Salt grinder from Costco. Bake @ 425 for 10 minutes, then reduce temp to 375 for 15 minutes more.

Cool slightly, then cut into nice size bits or rip it apart and dip in a bowl of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. This bread can’t be beat! It is soooo delicious and a really easy bread recipe. If you’ve never made bread before, Rosemary Bread is a great one to start with.


Brad and Lindsay said...

I saw this bread on make and takes, it looked so good. I'll have to make it too!

Brad and Lindsay said...

We went to dinner at Biaggi's the other night and they had bread to dip. But rather than oil and vinegar, it was a rosemary garilic olive oil. They added a few Tbs of parmesan cheese and fresh ground pepper. The dip was awesome. This bread would be good dipped in that too!