03 October 2011

Rosemary Garlic Bread


Finally I have made some proper bread! I have been meaning to do a bread post for a while now, but the rising time always has the tendency to deter me, as it does for many people. Warm, homemade bread straight from the oven. Is their anything better? Slather some butter on it and I'm golden.
The addition of rosemary and garlic to this french bread makes it rustic and full of flavor. I made this bread by hand without a food processor or kitchenaid to do the kneading for me. This way may take a bit more time, but it is definitely worth it. You get to feel the dough in your hands and learn what the proper consistency is. Whenever I use a kitchenaid to make a dough, I always have to keep poking at it to see if the proper 'tacky-ness' has been achieved. Doing it by hand, you get to work the dough for the whole process, bits of flour can be subtly added in and it helps you for all future doughs. So take the time and do it the old-fashioned way.

Thanks Christina for the rosemary from your garden.
The rain has started! The heat wave seems to be finally over and sweater season is amoung us. I love this weather, a perfect excuse to spend the whole day snuggled up on the couch, only to get up to each copious amounts of cheese and bake brownies. Which might be exactly how I spent my day today and I love it.

Back to work tomorrow and am wondering how walking from BART to the bakery will be in the rain, have to find my umbrella; where ever it may be...
I served this bread with olive oil and vinegar as well as crumbled blue cheese. The cheese melts onto the warm bread and becomes a soft gooey mess.
Recipe from here

20 comments:

Anh said...

what a beautiful loaf! Full of flavours!

Natashia said...

This bread looks beautiful! I completely agree with using your hands - it's a labour of love :)

Sanda Vuckovic Pagaimo said...

Looks so good,will have to give it a try

london bakes said...

What wonderful looking bread - the texture looks just perfect and I love the combination of flavours.

lindsey joy said...

This bread looks beautiful, rustic, and delicious! I've never attempted homemade bread (besides the dessert types), this just might be the one! Just one question, am I missing the kneading step(s) in this recipe? When and for how long should I knead?

Susan said...

I love rosemary in bread. This looks delicious. I can't wait to try it.

apronless said...

Bleu cheese with olive oil on the bread?! Magnificent!

Sue/the view from great island said...

This leaves me speechless and hungry.

jkd said...

that looks so delicious. i love the way you photograph your eats.

Valeria said...

very nice crust and crumb! it almost seems like you made it with sourdough, very very nice!

Lindsey Joy said...

Thanks for the updated recipe card, I'm making this today. It's rising now! What type of flour did you use, wheat?

Julie Marie said...

I just used plain all purpose flour

Amalia said...

Wow, rosemary and garlic sounds so good right now! Awesome combo! I love this season too, it's the perfect weather to bake and then eat :) Thanks for the wonderful recipe, have a great day!
Oh yeah, your pictures are the best I've seen :)

Pam said...

Sounds like an absolutely wonderful bread recipe. Thanks!

Kristina Clemens said...

There is no greater thing for me than fresh warm bread...and always with butter! =)
Kristina J.

Anonymous said...

wonderful!!

Vanessa said...

Truly stunning photos.

Rachelanne said...

Just made these loaves, and they came out perfectly... Next time I will use a bit less salt but I would not change another thing... Amazing.

Anonymous said...

Just made this. Tastes amazing! Thanks for the recipe.

Salma said...

what a wonderful blog with wonderful pictures
i'll stay here for a little while... :)

have a nice evening and greetings from vienna
salma