Rosemary Olive Oil Bread #Recipe

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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  1. says

    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. says

    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!!!

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

    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!),

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