Garlic Rosemary Bread

by Megan on October 22, 2012

I’d like a slice of this big enough to be a pillow. I’d fall sleep right away! I’d wake up snacking. You see this bread is the softest. Perfect for the savoriest of sandwiches or the toastiest of toasts.

And I can’t stop with Call Me Maybe jokes… like for this bread it’d be: I baked some bread, and this is crazy, but I’d like to marry it, so let’s go to the courthouse maybe.

So believe it! I love it. And somehow just one clove of garlic turns this entire loaf into a garlicky anti-vampire dream. And the rosemary keeps it freckled and delicious.

Garlic Rosemary Bread (makes 1 round loaf)
Recipe adapted from A Hint of Honey

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 T sugar
  • 2 t active dry yeast
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
  • 2 T fresh rosemary, chopped + more for topping
  • 1/4 t ground pepper
  • 2 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2-1 cup bread flour
  • egg wash (1 egg whisked with 1 T water)

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, or the bowl of your stand mixer, combine water, sugar, and yeast. Set aside to proof for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the salt, garlic, rosemary, pepper, olive oil and all-purpose flour. Add 1/2 cup bread flour and mix until dough comes together. Add more flour as kneaded (ha!) until manageable. Knead in your mixer using the dough hook or on a lightly floured surface until smooth.
  3. Place in a lightly greased bowl, turning once to coat. Set aside in a warm place for an hour or until double in size.
  4. Punch down dough and form into a round loaf. Place on a corn meal sprinkled piece of parchment paper on a cutting board or pizza peal. Cover and set aside to rise for 45 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, preheat your oven and a pizza stone to 400F. Once the loaf has risen, brush it with the egg wash and sprinkle generously with rosemary. Transfer loaf to the pizza stone and bake for 20-35 minutes until top is golden and sounds hollow when tapped.

Yay! Click HERE for a printable version of the recipe above.

Dough f’sho.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

cindy October 22, 2012 at 8:05 am

I’d sleep on that bread pillow!

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Megan October 22, 2012 at 9:38 am

Yeah girl! I’m going to get rosemarried to it!

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Abby@ Totes Delish October 22, 2012 at 9:26 am

Bread is my weakness, this calling my name! Love the Call Me Maybe jokes : )

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Megan October 22, 2012 at 9:38 am

Bread is my weakness too! Can’t get enough! <3!

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jenny October 22, 2012 at 9:36 am

omg. today’s my birthday, and instead of cake, I just want THIS!! yummmmmmmmmm.

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Megan October 22, 2012 at 9:38 am

Oh! Happy Birthday, Jenny. I hope your day is full of bread cakes. <3

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jenny October 22, 2012 at 10:44 am

thank you! I believe they may be the best kind. :)

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Iliyana October 22, 2012 at 1:14 pm
Megan October 29, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Thanks, lady!

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Laura Dembowski October 22, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I saw you pinned this on Pinterest and found it intriguing. I’m going to have to give it a try, as I love bread, rosemary, and garlic. Sounds like a winner!

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Megan October 29, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Yeah girl! You’d love it.

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NicoleD October 23, 2012 at 4:22 pm

You know how to make a girl’s carb dreams come true! A bread pillow is the best idea ever.

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Megan October 29, 2012 at 5:13 pm

<3! yes!

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Jen D. November 18, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Made this today and it turned out so well! I used 1/2 cup of white whole wheat flour in place of some of the all purpose flour. I don’t have a pizza stone, but it turned out fine on a baking sheet. Really soft and flavorful, I’ll definitely be making this again!

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Rachel @ Bakerita April 11, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Mm this looks amazing. My only change would be to use roasted garlic…my favorite! This looks so amazing as is though, I just want to grab a hunk and slather it with butter. Mmm!

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Mohsih February 5, 2014 at 3:44 pm

I’m making this now, wow the smell of garlic and rosemary is filling the house !!!!!

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