Thanks to my recent wedding, and my fabulous mother in law, I am now the proud owner of a bread maker. I also have a small herb garden that I like to utilize whenever possible. As a result, I wanted the first loaf of bread I made to be a celebration of herbs and fluffy deliciousness. And that is exactly what happened. I googled “rosemary bread” to see what my options were and I found this recipe. It is amazing to say the least. I have brought it to work multiple times and it always disappears before the end of the day. I have made a couple small edits because I like more herbs and I will show my updated version below. I have not made this recepie without a bread maker, because who wants to do more work than necessary? But if anyone does not have a bread maker I can try and figure it out for you!
(Listed in the order my Aicok breadmaker manufacturer reccomends)
- 1 cup water
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 tsp white sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp fresh thyme
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Pinch of rubbed sage and parsley
- 1 tbsp minced fresh rosemary
- 2 1/2 cups bread flour
- 1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
I put all the ingrediants in the breadmaker being sure to put the yeast on top of the flour so it doesn’t touch the sugar, water, or salt. This way you ensure that nothing will react with the yeast, and if you want to put a delay on your breadmaker (if you want fresh bread in the a.m.) the yeast will not have reacted prematurely and you will get nice fluffy bread.
I set my bread maker to the “french bread” setting on medium color at 1000g and press start. It takes about 3.5 hours to finish and then it’s ready to eat!
I hope you like this recipe as much as I do! Let me know if you try this and have any feedback, and if you made any substitutions!
Have a great day!