Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Almost-Famous Rosemary Bread
Total:
4 hr
Active:
3 hr 40 min
Yield:
4 small loaves
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
4 hr
Active:
3 hr 40 min
Yield:
4 small loaves
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Directions

Stir the yeast, sugar and 1/4 cup warm water in a large bowl (or in the bowl of a stand mixer). Let sit until foamy, about 5 minutes.

Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, the flour, 1 1/2 tablespoons rosemary, the fine salt and 3/4 cup warm water; stir with a wooden spoon (or with the dough hook if using a mixer) until a dough forms.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead, dusting lightly with flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. (Or knead with the dough hook on medium-high speed, adding a little flour if the dough sticks to the bowl, about 8 minutes.)

Brush a large bowl with olive oil. Add the dough, cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature until more than doubled, about 2 hours.

Brush 2 baking sheets with olive oil. Generously flour a work surface; turn the dough out onto the flour and divide into 4 pieces. Working with one piece at a time, sprinkle some flour on the dough, then fold the top and bottom portions into the middle. Fold in the sides to make a free-form square. Use a spatula to turn the dough over, then tuck the corners under to form a ball. Place seam-side down on a prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough, putting 2 balls on each baking sheet. Let stand, uncovered, until more than doubled, about 2 hours.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Bake the loaves 10 minutes; brush with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with the kosher salt and the remaining 1/2 tablespoon rosemary. Continue baking until golden brown, about 10 more minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool. Serve with olive oil seasoned with pepper.

Photograph by Lisa Shin

Categories:
More from:

Off the Menu

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Lemon Bread Pudding

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Rum Raisin Bread Pudding

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Blueberry-Banana Bread

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Garlic Bread

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Banana Bread

Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken|Susan Feniger

Banana Bread

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Banana Bread with Pecans

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Roasted Garlic Bread

Recipe courtesy of Jamie Deen

Chinese Chicken Salad

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Plaster Chocolate Cake 05:58

This cake is so rich and creamy that Raiza Costa wants to plaster the world with it.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          Get Cooking