Thyme/Rosemary bread - vegan friendly

I must say the Kitchen Aid my mom and dad bought me is one of the best gifts ever. I love this thing. It makes bread making so easy. No need for trying to get the bread machine off the top shelf, pfff too much work! I have decided bread machines may be great but this new bread recipe I found is where it's at!

As you know I had a bad bread experience the other weekend :) What's that you say? The birds liked it so it must have been ok? Well ok then :) So I wasn't going to let it get me down! So last night I prepared to have a second battle with bread and I won! Instead of going for the hardest bread to make (whole wheat) I decided to start small with a delicious thyme olive oil bread... and oh my lord it was sooo goooood!!!! I ate 1/2 of it last night hot out of the oven dipped in some extra virgin olive oil with fresh ground pepper mixed in. DELICIOUS!

The best part about this bread is how FAST and EASY it was. Mix it all up, let it rise an hour then pop it in the oven, done and done that's it! I highly HIGHLY suggest you give it a try. I'll be making this again for sure!


Thyme/Rosemary Bread

ingredients

1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons dried thyme or rosemary
2 1/2 cups bread flour (i used king arthur bread flour)
1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (one package)
1 cup water
3 tablespoons olive oil

Add dry ingredients (salt through yeast) to a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook and combine.

Create a well in the dry ingredients and add oil.

Warm milk or water to 100-130 degrees and add to bowl. (30 seconds in the microwave works perfectly)

Mix dough until it cleans the sides of the bowl. Allow dough to knead on the hook in the bowl for 1-2 minutes.

Coat bowl with olive oil. Add dough to bowl, turn to coat, and allow to rise in covered bowl for
1 hour.

Shape dough into square or round loaf (your choice). Brush top of dough with oil.

Heat oven to 375 and bake for 25 minutes.

Serve with olive oil seasoned with herbs or cracked black pepper.


yum yum yum yum yum!!!!

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8 chews:

Wendy said...

mmm i bet this would be delicious with fresh thyme. I'll do it in the summer. yummo!!! And I think I would just use Tablespoons of fresh to equal the teaspoons of dried. I LOVE THYME!!! and you can come over and get some too.

stephchows said...

We'll totally have to have a bread baking night this summer and do it!

Valerie said...

Made it last night and...Friggin' DELICIOUS! Used fresh rosemary, and replaced the "italian seasoning" with thyme, basil and oregano (didn't have the pre-made mix).

I ended up having to bake it for 40 minutes.

Thanks!

stephchows said...

I'm so excited you liked it and it came out great!! YUM!

nawal said...

this looks delicious! but i don't have a bread kneading machine is it not possible to do it by hand?

stephchows said...

nawla- you can totally do this by hand! You will just need to knead it a little longer until it's a bit elastic to the touch. Good luck! Love this bread!

stephchows said...

I'm so excited you liked it and it came out great!! YUM!

Wendy said...

mmm i bet this would be delicious with fresh thyme. I'll do it in the summer. yummo!!! And I think I would just use Tablespoons of fresh to equal the teaspoons of dried. I LOVE THYME!!! and you can come over and get some too.

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