Rosemary and Toasted Onion Bread (Bread Machine Dough)
photo by Chef BeeGee
- Ready In:
- 1 cup water, plus
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 teaspoons dry active yeast
- 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, coarsely chopped
- 1 tablespoon instant minced onion (preferably toasted)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder or 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1 egg white, beaten with
- 1 tablespoon water
- coarse sea salt (optional)
- Add wet ingredients, then dry ingredients to bread machine (or in the order that your bread machine instructs). I add water and oil first, then flour, sugar, salt, rosemary, onion and garlic. I then create a small well in my flour, and add the yeast, ensuring the yeast does not make contact with the wet ingredients).
- Place your bread machine on the dough setting and start. Check regularly at the beginning to ensure your dough is sticky to the touch but holding it's shape. Adjust accordingly (more water or flour as needed to get correct consistency).
- When bread machine is done, turn the dough onto a floured surface and punch down the dough to remove air bubbles.
- On a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, form dough into desired shape. I prefer an oblong loaf so it can be cut into bread for sandwiches.
- Cover dough and let rise for 30-60 minutes. It should double in size.
- Preheat oven to 375 while dough is rising.
- After is has risen, remove cover and brush dough with egg wash and sprinkle coarse sea salt. I use approximately 1 tbsp, but you can adjust to your liking. Some rosemary or additional dried onion can substitute the salt topping if you have sodium concerns.
- Bake for 30 minutes until the bread is golden brown.
- Allow to cool before cutting.
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Simply had to make this bread today with my fresh rosemary! The kitchen smelled wonderful while it was baking! I divided the dough and baked in two bread pans so my fussy DH could fit it in the toaster. Free formed bread just confuses him! For my taste this recipe needs less sugar, perhaps 1T and it needs salt! When I make it again I will make those adjustments. I tasted the bread without any butter and literally could not taste the spices but when I buttered the next slice the rosemary, onion and garlic flavors popped out! With the two bread pans I baked them for 30 minutes at 350 degrees, perfect results with my oven! I cannot wait to bake this again. Thanks.
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