This super easy recipe brings incredible taste and fragrance to any dinner table. It also goes wonderfully with a garlic flavored olive oil.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Dissolve the sugar in warm water in a medium bowl, and mix in the yeast. When yeast is bubbly, mix in salt, butter, 1 tablespoon rosemary, and Italian seasoning. Mix in 2 cups flour. Gradually add remaining flour to form a workable dough, and knead 10 to 12 minutes.

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  • Coat the inside of a large bowl with olive oil. Place dough in bowl, cover, and allow to rise 1 hour in a warm location.

  • Punch down dough, and divide in half. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly grease paper. Shape dough into 2 round loaves, and place on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining rosemary. Cover, and allow to rise 1 hour, or until doubled in size.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Brush loaves with egg. Bake 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

31.2 calories; 0.6 g protein; 1.3 g carbohydrates; 15.4 mg cholesterol; 160.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2005
I'm usually kind of skeptical trying recipes on this site that haven't been rated but I'm very pleased to be the first one to rate this bread. I didn't have italian seasoning but used 1/4 tsp of each...sage, oregano, thyme and basil. It turned out so soft and delicious that I will certainly be making again for company. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/21/2011
Help! My bread was hard as rock. I followed the directions but noticed that the bread didn't rise after I punch the dough and left in the baking pan. What did I do wrong? Read More
(18)
249 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 193
  • 4 star values: 43
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2005
I'm usually kind of skeptical trying recipes on this site that haven't been rated but I'm very pleased to be the first one to rate this bread. I didn't have italian seasoning but used 1/4 tsp of each...sage, oregano, thyme and basil. It turned out so soft and delicious that I will certainly be making again for company. Read More
(94)
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2007
ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!! THIS IS A KEEPER!!! A nice crust with a beautiful crumb! I recommend only making one loaf form this recipe, though...and to avoid the soggyness on the bottom of the loaf, dust bottom and sides of dough with cornmeal instead of greasing the pan. This bread was fantastic. I made it five times in a week. Gave two away and we ate the others ourselves. For the herbs I used sage, basil and oregano along with fresh rosemary (I dumped all the rosemary into the bread and did not sprinkle any on top). The salty taste of this bread makes it sooo good and we just could not get enough. When it's day old, it makes INCREDIBLE toast. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2006
My husband LOVES rosemary so I had to give this a try. This was super easy to make, and a 5 star hit with my husband and the kids. The only problem I ran into is if you are going to do the egg wash, you should do that first and then sprinkle the extra rosemary on top right before baking, otherwise it just brushes right off. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2005
This turned out great. It reminded me of the bread served at my favorite Italian restaurant. Definitely use fresh rosemary if you can it makes all the difference. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
This bread is fabulous! I used crushed rosemary and spread cornmeal on the bottom of the baking sheet. I didn't use any additional rosemary on top - it all went in the bread. I served it warm with an herbed olive oil for dipping. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2006
I made this with dinner last night and it was delicious! I messed up and added the whole 2 Tbsp of rosemary to the bread mixture and it turned out beautifully regardless. I served it alongside Rosemary Pasta in Roasted Garlic Sauce (also on this site) and it was just delicious together! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2006
I just took my two loaves out of the oven and can honestly say that this is a fabulous recipe. I used my bread machine set on the dough setting but didn't change anything else about the recipe. I will definitely make this again and again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/21/2011
Help! My bread was hard as rock. I followed the directions but noticed that the bread didn't rise after I punch the dough and left in the baking pan. What did I do wrong? Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2005
This is the best bread I have ever made. It has become such a hit with the family and friends! And so easy to make too. My son is such a picky eater and he loves it. Had to give it a 5 star! Read More
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