Olive oil rosemary bread

Olive oil rosemary bread recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com

I’ve been meaning to make olive oil bread for a while now but every time I set my mind on it, I’d read about another bread combo and the olive oil was left behind again and again.

Last week, while reading my favorite blogs I saw Sara‘s olive oil rolls . I knew it’s time to roll up my sleeves and make some bread.
But I didn’t want to make regular olive oil bread, wanted something more. Looking through my pantry and my fridge in order for that something to go well with olive oil I laid my eyes on some rosemary sprigs
Perfect. Olive oil and rosemary seemed like a perfect combo for my bread. And trust me, it was.  After all, who doesn’t love dipping some home made bread in some rosemary infused good quality olive oil? I for one don’t know anyone.
Olive oil rosemary bread recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com
Now that I knew how I wanted my bread it was time to do some kneading, well my stand mixer does the work, but I take credit for it, don’t we all?
The result : the taste was out of this world. Olive oil kept the bread moist and airy and the rosemary gave it a great flavor and aroma.
Let’s turn the oven on and start baking
Olive oil Rosemary Bread 
Olive oil rosemary bread recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com
4 cups whole wheat flour
1 package dry yeast
2/3 cup lukewarm water
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
1 egg (optional)
2/3 cup lukewarm water
In your mixing bowl add the flour. Make a well in the middle and pour 2/3 cup lukewarm water. Add the yeast and let it few minutes until it dissolves.
Pour the olive oil over and mix about 1 minute at low speed.
Add the egg, is using, and chopped rosemary.
Slowly add more lukewarm water, about 1/2 to 2/3 cup, until the dough is elastic and clean itself from the sides of the bowl.
Put the dough into a greased bowl, cover with plastic foil and leave at room temperature until it doubles in volume.
When risen, divide the dough into 6 balls. Shape each ball into a baguette. Place them on a baking sheet and leave again, covered, at room temperature until almost double in volume.
Olive oil rosemary bread recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com
Slash the top with a sharp knife and bake them in preheated oven, at 375F, for about 20-25 minutes.
Olive oil rosemary bread recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com
Let them cool slightly before slicing. Serve with soup or creamy brie cheese.

Olive oil Rosemary Bread

Olive oil Rosemary Bread

Ingredients

  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 2/3 cup lukewarm water
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 egg (optional)
  • 2/3 cup lukewarm water

Instructions

  1. In your mixing bowl add the flour. Make a well in the middle and pour 2/3 cup lukewarm water. Add the yeast and let it few minutes until it dissolves.
  2. Pour the olive oil over and mix about 1 minute at low speed.
  3. Add the egg, is using, and chopped rosemary.
  4. Slowly add more lukewarm water, about 1/2 to 2/3 cup, until the dough is elastic and clean itself from the sides of the bowl.
  5. Put the dough into a greased bowl, cover with plastic foil and leave at room temperature until it doubles in volume.
  6. When risen, divide the dough into 6 balls. Shape each ball into a baguette. Place them on a baking sheet and leave again, covered, at room temperature until almost double in volume.
  7. Meanwhile heat the oven to 375F.
  8. Slash the top with a sharp knife and bake for about 20-25 minutes.
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Thanks for reading. I appreciate your thoughts.
As usual,
Roxana

Comments

  1. Jessica @ bake me away! says

    Beautiful! I like how you proof the yeast in a well in the dry ingredients! Saves a bowl from being washed. :) This bread sounds delicious!

  2. The Foodie says

    The bread is looking so fresh and must be aromatic too..so lovely flavours of olive oil and rosemary… I always love seeing so wonderful breads and buns in your blog.

  3. denise @ bread expectations says

    Hi Roxana :) I too have been meaning to make a bread with olive oil and some other flavouring (garlic? olive? rosemary? LOL) but other ideas keep getting in the way :D These look gorgeous and I can imagine how wonderful they tasted!

  4. foodblogandthedog says

    This bread looks so lovely and it has all my favourite flavours! But will it rise, me & yeast have issues, big ones!! Glad to have found your blog, congrats on TOP9!

  5. Brindusa says

    Another wonderful bred. I like this one. I have olive oil brought from my holiday in Greece and it gives a wonderful taste to bread.
    aaa and good job with foodbuzz too! thumbs up

  6. Medifast Coupons says

    Beautiful looking bread. Great recipe to try, I can already smell it baking.
    Thanks for a new bread recipe for me to try.

  7. Dionne Baldwin @ Try Anything Once says

    You did an excellent job on this bread! I love the olive oil and rosemary idea because personally I don't care for the taste of the wheat in wheat bread if that makes any sense!

    Beautiful photographs!

  8. Monet says

    This is such a lovely bread recipe. Olive oil and rosemary pair wonderfully together! Thank you for sharing this with us today. I hope you are having a great end to your week.

  9. Wendy Irene says

    I love how beautiful the picture of the bread looks with the rosemary! Bread and cheese, that is the PERFECT meal if you ask me ;) Have a great night!

  10. chefandsteward.com says

    Lovely! This is definitely one of the recipes we will try when we get our new standing mixer! I love that you use whole wheat flour and good olive oil in this preparation! ChefandSteward appprove!

  11. Kimberly says

    Wow, that bread looks exquisite! I can just imagine sitting down to a giant bowl of pasta with this incredible bread… Yum!

  12. Esty says

    I just made this bread and Its awesome. The only thing I'd recommend is to actually add some salt to the recipe to bring out the flavors.

  13. Mary says

    I just finished making bread with my grandfathers recipe, adding in some herbs from my tea cabnit. The flavor didn't take, and I remembered that my mother wanted me to look for a rosemary & olive oil bread. So glad I found this! I was wondering if you could add any other kind of herbs, and if so, would you use the same amount or would that depend on the herb?

    You can contact me at either xmary.greenmanx@gmail.com or audreytaylor34@msn.com. The latter is the email I check the most. :)

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