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Rosemary bread

Fresh rosemary bread. Not only delicious but will make your kitchen smell wonderful while your herb dough is baking in the oven! Especially great to bake if you have a bunch of fresh rosemary sprigs.

Rosemary bread

One of my favorite parts of eating out is if there is free bread served at the table.

I don't know if it's because I'm usually starving and the bread shows up before you even have to order anything, or because it's free, or just because it's bread, but I usually get pretty excited about it.

Growing up, one of my favorite restaurant bread was Macaroni Grill's rosemary bread. I think it was extra special because you got a whole loaf instead of just a few measly slices.

Also dangerous, because I have no self-control over bread! The fact that I learned how to bake my own homemade bread is a blessing and a curse at the same time.

Rosemary bread

Anyway, the point is that rosemary + bread = amazing. I could make this all the time. There's actually no reason for me to go back to Macaroni Grill now, because I can make their bread myself.

I seriously love this bread and also the way it makes my kitchen smell when I bake it. Not only is it the homemade bread smell, but it's extra special because of the rosemary scent.

Before baking, be sure to press the rosemary into the dough on top so that it doesn't fall off like some of mine did.

Rosemary bread

And there's even a second loaf to share, if you so choose.

Rosemary bread

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Yield: 2 loaves

Rosemary bread

Rosemary bread

Fresh rosemary bread. Not only delicious but will make your kitchen smell wonderful!

Prep Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon quick-rise yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, divided


  1. In a small bowl, prep yeast by dissolving in warm water (110 degrees Fahrenheit) and stir in sugar. Let rest for a few minutes until it bubbles.
  2. Mix in butter, salt, flour and 1 tablespoon of the fresh rosemary.
  3. Knead for 5-10 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  4. Place dough in an oiled bowl and let rise in warm place for 1 hour, or until doubled.
  5. Divide dough into two loaves. Sprinkle remaining 1 tablespoon rosemary on top of the loaves and press in lightly so it sticks to dough.
  6. Let dough rise an additional 30 minutes.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  8. Makes two loaves. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 loaf

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 665Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 1070mgCarbohydrates: 128gFiber: 6gSugar: 7gProtein: 19g

Nutrition information is calculated automatically by an online tool at Nutritionix. It is not always accurate. Please use your own tools to check if you rely on this information.

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