Rosemary-Parmesan Sourdough Bread

"While visiting my local Quiznos decided to try to make my own. Used a couple of my favorite Zaar recipes as the starting point. Made two loaves yesterday . . . friends stopped in and we devoured one loaf with cheese. It was deemed ready for the public! Next time may try adding a couple tablespoons of sun dried tomatoes."
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Ready In:
3hrs 20mins
2 1 pound loaves




  • Proof starter over night before making bread.
  • To Kitchen Aid mixing bowl add all the ingredients (except toppings).
  • Using dough hook mix until a satin ball is formed (approximately 12-15 minutes); adding additional flour as needed.
  • Remove dough to greased bowl, turning once to coat.
  • Cover and allow to rise until doubled (approximately 1 hour).
  • Form into 1 large or 2 smaller free-form loaves and place on parchment paper or pizza peel dusted with corn meal.
  • Cover and allow bread to rise until double in size.
  • Preheat oven to 375 dgrees.
  • Lightly beat 1 egg white with 1 tablespoon water.
  • Brush top of loaves with egg wash and then sprinkle with fresh parmesan.
  • Bake a 375 deghrees for 30-45 minutes, depending on the size of the loaves.

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  1. letarr
    Thank you for sharing this recipe. This bread is delicious. My first batch I didn't get as much spring as I like, so on second and third attempts, I warmed the milk, to which I added and proofed a teaspoon of yeast. This is a very quick, easy dough to work with. I don't use a mixer.
  2. ltemple99
    This is a really great bread. I made it for Thanksgiving and got tons of compliments! In fact, I'm making more this morning. Thanks for posting. : )
  3. macera44
    Great bread, was a pleasure to work with, and slices beautifully, making it a great sandwich bread Thanks so much for sharing
  4. PaulaG
    The recipe was reduced by half and produced a beautiful, well rounded loaf of bread. It was baked on a baking stone. The bread was nice and chewy. Something I will be making again. Made for *1-2-3 Hit Wonders*
  5. julif
    Fabulous bread. I added sundried tomato paste and chunks of green olives. I worried about getting too crazy with the add-ins, but it turned out delicious. One note- the author says to add all ingredients to the Kitchen Aid mixer- dont add the last three, they are for on the top just before baking.


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