Rosemary Olive Oil Bread

Rosemary Olive Oil Bread

I hope that everyone had a great holiday season! It has been some time since I posted so it’s good to be back. Several months ago I tried a no-knead bread recipe I found on Pinterest. It was great – easy, fast, and delicious! It got me looking at and trying lots of other bread recipes I came across. In fact, I haven’t purchased any bread at the store since!

Some recipes, I found, were easier, some were faster, and some had a much better flavor and texture. I’m still trying new recipes and this one, for Rosemary Olive Oil Bread, will definitely be added to my bread rotation. I found this recipe at A Hint of Honey and made a few changes when I made it. For one thing she baked her’s on a pizza stone. A pizza stone is on my want list but I don’t have one yet so decided to bake mine in a loaf pan. It worked great! Also, she used white wheat flour in her bread but I didn’t have any in my pantry so I used all-purpose and bread flour, and again, it worked great. So basically this is a very easy and flexible recipe.

If  you have never made your own bread it is really worth a try. There are recipes out there for bread that can be mixed up in just minutes and that don’t require any kneading. Recipes for other breads, like this Rosemary Olive Oil Bread require a little more time but especially if you have a stand mixer with a dough hook, are really very easy. (No stand mixer with a dough hook? A Hint of Honey gives instructions for mixing by hand) AND the smell of homemade bread baking in your kitchen is one that just can’t be beat AND no chemicals (preservatives, flavor enhancers ect – who needs them???)

This is a delicious bread, light and with a great flavor and texture! Don’t be intimated by the long list of ingredients, it’s not as complicated as it looks and mixes up quickly and easily! I would love to hear your comments about it!

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Can’t believe it’s been a month since I posted anything. Ok, the reason, I admit it, is that I got sidetracked by Pinterest. My daughter ask me one night on the phone if I had ever checked out Pinterest, and when I said no, I didn’t even know what it was, she told me I really needed to look it over as there was so much neat information there. Well, here I am, a month later, finally pulling myself away from Pinterest to do a post on my site. My mind is still in a fog from all the wonderful recipes and crochet patterns I’ve seen and been trying. SO…..BE WARNED! If you haven’t checked out Pinterest yet don’t even wander over there if you have anything at all that you need to get done – PEOPLE HAVE DISAPPEARED THERE FOR WEEKS AT A TIME!!!!!!!

I have always loved yeast breads but now that my kids are grown and I live alone I just never make it anymore – guess it just seemed to much effort for one person. But then there was Pinterest, tempting me with all these new recipes I had never seen before – No Knead Bread?? Fast & Easy?? Wow, they sounded really good. First I tried the “No Knead Bread” and I loved it. It made a beautiful round loaf that could be flavored with all types of add ins. I will try to get that recipe posted in a few day because if you haven’t tried it you really might want to. Talk about easy, quick and delish!!

I really wanted to try a regular loaf of white bread like I remembered growing up with but I no longer had my Mom’s recipe. Then I found this recipe! Not only is it far faster and easier than any I used to make, it raised up beautifully and tastes absolutely wonderful! I will definitely be making this bread again and again!

At the Pennies and Pancakes site Andrea has a wonderful tutorial called “How to Make Homemade Bread (Step by Step) that you might want to check out. Thank you Andrea for the wonderful recipe and the great tutorial!!

To try this great bread stop by Andrea’s site or continue reading for the recipe:

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