Rosemary & Olive Oil Bread

Serves 6
Prep time 2 hours
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 2 hours, 25 minutes
Allergy Egg, Gluten, Yeast
Dietary Dairy Free
Meal type Appetizer, Bread, Side Dish
Occasion Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving
By author Project Real Mom

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water, 110 degrees F
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary ((or 2 Tbsp. fresh rosemary))
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 Large egg (beaten)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • cornmeal
  • pizza stone

Note

Adapted from A Hint of Honey

Directions

Step 1
In a large bowl, combine water, sugar and yeast. Let stand for 10 minutes to allow yeast to "foam."
Step 2
Ina large bowl, combine rosemary, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, olive oil and flours. Add yeast mixture. Stir until it forms a ball.
Step 3
Knead dough ball on a floured surface for 5 minutes until smooth. Continue to add flour as need to prevent sticking.
Step 4
Lightly grease a separate bowl and place dough ball in bowl. Cover and let dough rise until doubled in size, approximately 1 hour.
Step 5
Punch down dough. Remove from bowl and form into a round loaf (typically referred to as peasant bread style).
Step 6
Place round loaf on a piece of parchment paper that has been lightly dusted with cornmeal. Cover with a towel and let rise again until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
Step 7
Preheat oven with a pizza stone to 400 degrees F.
Step 8
After dough has risen, brush the top with egg wash (mixture of 1 egg, beaten + 1 Tbsp. water). Sprinkle with rosemary.
Step 9
Bake on preheated pizza stone for 20-25 minutes. Bread will be done when top is golden brown and sounds hollow when you tap on it.

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