I made this a little differently because I was in a hurry--proofed the yeast for a couple of minutes in the mixing bowl, then added flour, then added all the other ingredients while the mixer was running. It still turned out great--nice and chewy.
Great recipe. I did make a small change, well actually it was pretty major; I converted the recipe to sourdough so I could use my sourdough starter. It was a two day process, but well worth it! To replace the yeast, a sponge of my barm (starter), flour and water was made the night before. Did not have fresh rosemary so used dried, which was ok, but I'm sure the fresh would have been better! With the addition of the sourdough sponge, the recipe made two round loaves; baked one last night and put the other in the refridge to bake today. Thanks Evelyn for a great recipe!
Evelyn, this was a really fabulous tasting loaf of bread, and I imagine that it would have been 10x better with fresh rosemary. Now, I wanna warn everyone. DON'T MAKE THIS IN THE ABM ON A 2lb LOAF! I compared this recipe to ones in my bread machine book and decided that it must be 2 lbs based on the quantities of yeast, four, and water. However, as I was watching it rise, I realized that it was going to hit the top of bread maker. It did, and it fell. It still came out came out moist and delicious though, and I hope to try this again after ZWT by using the dough setting and baking it in the oven. Thanks Evelyn!
I made this in my bread machine - had to tweak the ingredient amounts a bit but it worked out very nicely and it was very easy! This is a tasty bread! Thanks for the post. ZWT 2007
Delicious wholesome bread which we enjoyed. I did sub pecans for the walnuts and used quite a bit less than the ingredients called for. Thanks for sharing this keeper which we will be having often!