Rosemary Olive Oil Bread Recipe

Last Updated on August 30, 2016 by Diane Hoffmaster

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One of the things I love most about going out to eat is the fresh, warm bread many restaurants will put on your table.  I have a HUGE weakness for home made bread but I don’t make it very often.  Not that it is all that hard but it does require a bit of time…mostly it is just sitting around waiting for your bread to rise and I am very impatient!  When I received some olive oil from Pompeian to try out in a recipe I knew right away I wanted to experiment with a new bread recipe.  I have fresh rosemary in my garden so when I stumbled up a recipe on the Food Network   for Rosemary Olive Oil Bread I decided to give it a try.

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This bread recipe was incredibly easy to make and the aroma of the rosemary as it baked in the oven had me just about drooling.  This recipe made 4 small loaves and my family ate 3 of them before I could hide them!  Needless to say, this is one bread recipe that is going on my list of things to make again!  Serve it with a small bowl of olive oil with freshly cracked black pepper and a sprinkling of garlic salt for an almost restaurant quality loaf of bread at your next meal!

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Rosemary Olive Oil Bread Recipe


Yields 6 to 8

Rosemary Olive Oil Bread Recipe

5 hrPrep Time

20 minCook Time

5 hr, 20 Total Time

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  • 1 1/4-ounce packet active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing and serving
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons dried rosemary (plus 1 tsp for dusting tops during baking)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt (plus 1/2 tsp for dusting tops during baking)
  • 4 TBSP olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Freshly ground pepper


  1. Combine the yeast, sugar and 1/4 cup warm water in a glass measuring cup. Let sit until foamy, about 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl (I used my KitchenAid mixer) combine 2 tablespoon olive oil, the flour, 2 TBSP rosemary, the garlic salt and 3/4 cup warm water. Stir with a wooden spoon (or with the dough hook if using a mixer) until a dough forms.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead, dusting lightly with flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. (Or knead with the dough hook on medium-high speed, adding a little flour if the dough sticks to the bowl, about 8 minutes.)
  4. Place the dough in a large glass bowl that is brushed with olive oil. Cover with a clean towel and let stand at room temperature about 2 hours (or til doubled in size.)
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and divide into 4 pieces. Press each piece slightly flat and fold edges in to form a sort of square. Turn the dough pieces over and gently work edges underneath until it forms a small ball.
  6. Place seam-side down on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place dough balls on a baking sheet. Brush with olive oil. Let stand, uncovered, until more than doubled, about 2 hours.
  7. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Bake the loaves 10 minutes;. Brush with the olive oil and sprinkle with the garlic salt and the remaining rosemary. Continue baking until golden brown, about 10 more minutes.
  8. Transfer to a rack to cool. Serve with olive oil seasoned with pepper and garlic salt

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  1. This looks amazing! Thank you for sharing at One More Time Events... Tammy
  2. I love this recipe! I love olive oil, and I love the smell of rosemary. thanks for this! Mitch
    • It is really easy to grow in the garden...You should try putting in your own rosemary plant! Smells wonderful when you throw a few sprigs in the fire pit!
  3. YUM that looks so good!! I haven't ever had a Rosemary bread but I think it is about time I try!
  4. Chrysa Duran says
    This sounds amazing! I love cooking with olive oil and I bet it gives great flavor to this bread.
  5. Oh my goodness! That looks so good! I could eat bread all day long. I'm going to have to try out this recipe!
  6. Jennifer Wagner says
    That looks so good. I love bread. So does my whole family.
  7. That looks amazing! We need to try this on Italian night!

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