Rosemary & Olive Oil BreadI have been so hesitant to try to make bread because people are always talking about how difficult it is! So while searching some blogs I came across this blog and thought I would try out the recipe! A Hint of Honey
This was actually pretty easy! I was extremely impressed with the result and it tasted delicious! Jesse loved it which is always my goal, to make something he will really like :).
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp dried rosemary
- 1 pinch garlic powder
- 1 pinch dried oregano
- 1 pinch dried basil
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1.5 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup bread flour (+ extra for kneeding)
- 1 egg + 1 tablespoon water
- dried rosemary for sprinkling
- Take a big bowl and combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast.
- Let this sit 10 minutes to "proof" which apparently means activating it.
- Stir in the salt, rosemary, garlic, oregano, basil, black pepper, olive oil, and whole wheat flour.
- Add the bread flour and stir until the dough forms a very sticky ball
- Knead this ball on a lightly floured surface (use bread flour) for about 5 minutes, adding more bread flour as needed to prevent sticking (will become smooth)
- Grease a bowl with a light amount of olive oil
- Place your dough ball into the greased bowl, cover and let rise (About 1 hour)
- Punch down the dough and reform into a ball.
- Lightly grease a pizza stone with olive oil and place your dough in the middle; cover again and let rise until it doubles in size (about 45 minutes)
- Preheat your oven to 400F
- Create egg wash by whisking your egg and 1 tablespoon water together.
- Once the dough has finished rising brush the top with the eff wash and sprinkle with some dried rosemary.
- Meanwhile, preheat oven (and pizza stone) to 400 F. Once the dough has risen, gently brush the top with egg wash and sprinkle with dried rosemary.
- Place your bread in the oven for 20ish minutes until the top is golden brown and the bread sounds hollow when tapped.
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