Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 35 mins

This is a delicious Italian flavored bread. Leave out the rosemary and the dough is still delicious. I first made this when I was nine. It's a great recipe for beginners!


  1. Dissolve yeast in the warm water.
  2. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of the flour and the remaining ingredients until smooth.
  3. Stir in the remaining 1 1/2 cups of flour until dough forms.
  4. Knead dough until smooth.
  5. Cover and let rise for 10 minutes.
  6. Grease a cookie sheet.
  7. Shape dough into a round loaf.
  8. Place on cookie sheet.
  9. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
  10. Heat oven to 350°F.
  11. Cut an X shape 1/2 inch deep into the top of the bread.
  12. Brush olive oil onto bread.
  13. Bake 35 minutes or until golden brown.
  14. Serve hot or cold with olive oil.
Most Helpful

I made this as written. We liked the rosemary flavor and the texture was a little different but still good. I really liked how easy this was to make and how nice it looked after baking. Thanks for sharing.

CJAY December 20, 2011

This is a very easy bread to make..I didnt really care for the texture,the baking powder makes it more like a baking powder biscuit like texture..The 3/4 tblsp dried rosemary, gave it a nice flavor.. I did not give it a star rating as I did not dislike or like....

Potluck July 29, 2009

This is very easy to make and has a wonderful texture (almost like a quick bread with a crust). Would go well with soup or stew. Made for Fall 2007 PAC.

Outta Here September 16, 2007