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Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Bread | 0 comments

Rosemary Garlic Bread

Rosemary Garlic Bread

Who doesn’t like the aroma of warm fresh bread out of the oven?I bet you like it even if you are not a carb eater  🙂

Somehow seeing the bread rising as yeast works through it, excites me.Making bread is such a living process .I like my kids to participate in this as little or as much they want to .I love to watch their expression as their eyes opens wide and they go   ’oh wow’  in slow motion to see the proofed and risen bread.I think, people should bake the bread just so that they can experience the process.

Our past two weekends have been sunny,warm and nice around here.It puts me in the mood to bake something and enjoy the outdoors at the same time.We did both.I had checked out the book by Bernard Clayton called ‘New Complete Book of Breads”. 

I followed the recipe and steps pretty close .Recipe doesn’t say dry active or instant.I just used instant yeast.It also uses parsley as one of the herb,i was out of it.Clayton is very specific about how much flour needs to be added  and in what stages of kneading and beating cycle to the minutes.It elaborates the variation of steps if you are using stand mixer,hand or bread machine.

I used stand up mixer with flat beater and dough hook in different stage of dough.Also i baked this bread at 350F since we have convection oven.Recipe calls for 400F and suggested to lower it by 50F ,if using convection.

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 Recipe makes two loaves of bread.I froze one after baking. It was crusty on the outside and soft in the inside. We loved it.

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Rosemary Garlic Bread

Ingredients

  1. 3 Cups White Whole Wheat flour
  2. 2-1/2 cups bread flour
  3. 2 packages Instant dry yeast
  4. 2 teaspoons salt
  5. 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  6. 1/4 cup olive oil
  7. 3 garlic cloves minced
  8. 2 small sprigs of fresh Rosemary
  9. 2 cups hot water(hot not boiling though)

Instructions

  1. In a stand up mixer bowl measure 1 cup each of WW flour and bread flour.
  2. Stir in yeast,salt,pepper.
  3. Add water and olive oil.
  4. Using a flat beater.mix the dough until batter is smooth.
  5. Add rest of the flour,1/4 cup at a time.
  6. Add garlic and finely chopped Rosemary.
  7. Change the flat beater to dough hook.
  8. Let it knead the dough for 7-8 mins at medium speed.
  9. You will see the dough it coming together.
  10. Lightly grease the glass bowl.
  11. Set the dough to rise covered in warm place,until it doubles in size.
  12. Divide the dough in two parts.Roll each part into a ball and let it sit for 5 mins.
  13. Flatten it each ball into an oval.
  14. Fold it lengthwise,bringing the seams together.
  15. Cover it and let it rise for another 1 hr.
  16. Bake at 350F on the middle shelf of the oven until outside is brown .
  17. Tap the bottom crush with your fingers,it should sound hollow.
  18. Let it cool before slicing.
  19. Enjoy
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