December 12, 2011

Rosemary Bread

Secret Recipe Club

This is my first month in the Secret Recipe Club! Each member is assigned a blog and from there you choose a recipe to make yourself. This recipe comes from Julie at A Little Bit of Everything. (Hi Julie!) 

Julie lives in Omaha and as I was going through her recipes, I was surprised at how many I had either made myself or saw a recipe that I'd been wanting to try. I'd been wanting to make the copycat Rosemary Bread from Macaroni Grill restaurant and saw that Julie had baked it. I love the smell of Rosemary and after reading how Julie loved the bread, decided to make it. 

This made two very small loaves of bread... just right for individual loaves at dinner. They could also be hallowed out to make a soup bowl.

I adapted the recipe slightly, using olive oil in the recipe instead of butter. 


Rosemary Bread  (adapted from, recipe 64446)
1 T yeast
1 T sugar
1 c warm water
1 tsp salt
1 T olive oil
2 ½  cups flour
2 T rosemary, chopped
1 T butter

Place yeast, sugar, water, salt and oil in bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix for 1 minute. Add 2 cups flour and 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary. Change to dough hook and knead for 8 minutes, adding more flour as necessary, until dough is smooth and elastic.

Spray a bowl with cooking spray. Place dough into bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Punch down dough and divide in half. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Shape each piece of dough into a small rounded oval loaf. Cover and let rise again until doubled, about 45 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375°. Bake 15-20 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from oven, brush with butter and sprinkle with sea salt. Makes 2 individual loaves.


  1. Oh I can smell this cooking. Delicious!!! Welcome to the SRC!

  2. This is a really lovely bread:) look nice:)

  3. I love rosemary bread!! Yours looks perfect. What a great aroma must have filled your house the day you baked it!!

  4. Yum! I was tempted to butter my screen. Lol.
    I am going to pin this and put it on the week's menu.

    Great to have you in the SRC!

  5. Those are lovely looking loaves. I bet they were delicious! Yum!

  6. Beautiful looking bread Karen; I'm bookmarking this recipe!

  7. I really like Julie's blog too. This bread looks absolutely amazing!

  8. I need to start baking more bread! These look great! Glad to be a part of SRC with you!

  9. I am not a huge bread fan, but I really love your Rosemary Bread recipe. I will definitely give this a try and pass this post on to my mom. Wonderful post

  10. hope you have a great time here with us at SRC :)

  11. Those look so yummy. and you take such great pics!! I want to make these with some seafood chowder.

  12. Hi Karen,
    Your Rosemary Bread is just beautiful, I can almost smell it baking. It is fun cooking with you in the SRC. Have a great week!
    Miz Helen

  13. HI! Nice to meet you! Thanks for the nice shout out about my blog. Your bread looks beautiful. Perfect for this time of year!!!

  14. Wow, bread is a lot of steps but not as difficult as I would have imagined it to be. Its something I've been dying to try though and this I can almost taste through the monitor! Yum!

  15. I remember seeing this bread when I was perusing all the posts from the SRC and fully intended to comment on it as I love bread, especially rosemary! Yours looks awesome!

  16. Hooray, you're first month of SRC. I'm so happy you joined, my Montana sister! Rosemary bread is soooo good and the pine smell from the rosemary makes it seem Christmas-y too.

  17. When I saw rosemary in the title, I knew I would like this! I try to put it in everything that I can. :)

  18. What lovely breads Karen.. I like that you subbed in the olive oil too. Tis the season of remembrance & rosemary in the starring role, I'll be making this in the morning. Happiest of holidays gf xo


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