Rosemary Olive Oil Bread (With Recipe Linky)

by AngelaStrand

When we bought our first house, a rosemary plant was one of the first things that I planted. It was a gift from my husband that meant so much to me. When life is full and busy, we need to celebrate the little things like being able to step out the front door, pick Rosemary and then later fill the house with that amazing smell of homemade bread.

(Yes, he’s wearing his Santa Claus jammies and it’s March. What can I say? They’re a favorite.)

The other day, my 4 year old helped me make some Rosemary Olive Oil bread. He helped me pick it, washed it for us, and then he carefully plucked the green deliciousness off of the branches. This bread made our house smell amazing! I hope you’ll give it a try and let me know what you think!


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Rosemary Olive Oil Bread
  • 1 cup warm water (100-110 F)
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1½ cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup bread flour + extra for kneading
  • 1 egg, whisked + 1 Tbsp. water, for egg wash
  • dried rosemary, for sprinkling
  1. In a large bowl, combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let sit 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the salt, rosemary, pepper, olive oil, and whole wheat flour. Add the bread flour and stir until the dough forms a ball. Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth, adding more flour as necessary to prevent sticking.
  3. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover. Rise in a warm area until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  4. Punch down the dough and form it into a round loaf. Place it on a greased cookie sheet, cover and rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Once the dough has risen, gently brush the top with egg wash and sprinkle with rosemary.
  6. Bake in preheated oven 20-25 minutes until the top is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped.

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All of my life, being a stay at home Mom was something that I dreamed of. Now that I'm living that dream, I realize that it isn't always easy but, it's a great blessing as well! I have a 4 year old, a 2 year old and another baby on the way. When I'm not chasing my kids, you'll find me snapping hundreds of photos, writing about our daily adventures or sharing recipes that we love. I hope that through my posts you'll find recipes that your family will love and that you'll also get encouraged to not only live this mothering journey but, to also truly enjoy it! Come visit me on my Pinterest , blog, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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1 Vanessa March 7, 2013 at 10:54 am

I LOVE Rosemary bread! I make mine with a similar recipe I got from a Jamie Oliver book. I think I have to go make some now. I have a 2 year old who will love to help.


2 Angela March 7, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Hope you love it! Cooking with kids is “busy” but, it’s so good for them to help us!


3 Jill Robson March 7, 2013 at 11:46 am

I love Rosemary Bread!! I plant rosemary every summer and use right upto the 1st snow fall. I will definately give it a try, and i love that is partly whole grain. Your son looks so cute in his pj’s, i remember when my son had a favourite Pokemon shirt that i had to wash ready for the next morning for weeks!!!


4 Angela March 7, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Thank you! Yes, he LOVES those jammies. I know it’s just a phase so, I’m loving it right now. They get big too fast!


5 Jen at Ovuline March 7, 2013 at 12:34 pm

There are few smells in the world that can rival the scent of baking bread. I’m sure the addition of rosemary takes that to new heights… Thanks for sharing! I will definitely give this a try!


6 Angela March 7, 2013 at 3:01 pm

I agree. Hardly anything smells better than baking bread. Hope you like it!


7 Lauren March 7, 2013 at 1:28 pm

This bread looks great! I usually bake my bread in a bread maker, but I have to try this recipe!


8 Angela March 7, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Let me know what you think! I’m going to go check out the recipe you linked up right now!


9 Lauren March 7, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Will do, thanks!


10 Janell Poulette March 7, 2013 at 5:33 pm

This looks really good. Im gonna see if I can make it in my bread maker.


11 Lolli March 7, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Ahh! This reminds me so much of a bread that I used to make all the time. I need to pull it out and make it again soon (or better yet, try your recipe!),


12 Run DMT March 8, 2013 at 6:15 am

That bread looks GORGEOUS!


13 Madison July 5, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Can this be made into bread twists?


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