i posted this picture on instagram a few weeks ago and i thought i would post the recipe here in case anyone was interested in baking the best bread ever. :)
seriously...it's that good.
i've made this so many times. i found the recipe via the creative place a few years ago. it really is so simple, but oh so yummy. it makes two loaves so i always bring one over to my neighbor (otherwise i would eat both loaves!)
here's the recipe...
1 packet yeast
2 cups warm water
1 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. salt
4 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp. fresh rosemary, divided
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
combine the yeast, sugar and water in a small bowl. let it stand for about 5 minutes. in a larger bowl, combine flour, salt and 1 tsp. fresh rosemary. add yeast mixture and stir to combine. you don't need to knead this bread, but just make sure all of the wet ingredients are incorporated into the dry ingredients. as ashley suggested, I will sometimes use my hands to finish combining everything.
now, cover your bowl with a kitchen towel and let it rise in a warm place in your house for about an hour.
now...divide dough into two equal mounds and place onto a greased cookie sheet. cover with kitchen towel and let it rise again in a warm place for another hour.
melt the butter and add the remaining 1/2 tsp. of rosemary. brush onto the top of your loaves.
bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes and then lower the oven temperature to 375 degrees and bake for 10-15 more minutes.
i highly recommend mixing a little balsamic vinegar and olive oil for a dipping sauce.
i swear this is the easiest and best bread. ever.