Thursday, June 24, 2010

Summer Rosemary Bread

When I married my husband I acquired all of his kitchen gadgets.  This man is obsessed with kitchen gadgets.  He has every juicer, roaster, blender and mixer on the market.  Most of his gadgets are ridiculous and I hardly use them only his bread machine is something I have grown to love.  There is nothing more rewarding than a nice warm loaf of bread with dinner.  Not having to heat up the kitchen makes it even more exciting!  Especially in summer.  Having warm bread without a warm kitchen is a huge bonus.

Usually the bread my husband makes in the bread machine is really yeasty so I don't love it that much.  Is that because he uses the quick mode?  I don't know only I decided to experiment this week while he was at work.  Last night I made the best bread machine bread I have ever made.  I started at 6:00 P.M. and put all the ingredients in and realized we wouldn't have bread until 9:30 P.M. so make sure you start early.  For a regular dinner time you will need to get going around 3:00 P.M. or so.

I would also serve this bread with butter and honey for breakfast along with breakfast potatoes and eggs.  Here is the recipe.


1 1/8 cup warm water (110 degrees F (43 degrees C))

2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

3 tablespoons white sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

3 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

4 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary (adjust for more or less rosemary flavor)

3 cups whole wheat flour


Pour the water into the pan of a bread machine, then sprinkle in the yeast and sugar. Let the mixture sit in the bread machine until a creamy foam forms on top of the water, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle in the salt, then add olive oil, garlic powder, rosemary and flour. Set the machine for whole wheat and light crust setting and start the machine.

In a little over three hours you will have perfect rosemary bread!

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