Bread Machine – Rosemary Bread

Bread Machine - Rosemary Bread

This bread machine rosemary bread recipe makes a great tasting bread with tons of Italian flavor. In addition, this bread smells fantastic coming out of the bread machine. You get the combined smell of rosemary AND freshly made bread. Your kitchen will smell wonderful!! This may be our best smelling bread machine recipe.

Since I haven’t grown rosemary in the garden (yet), I looked up rosemary online in order to see what the internet says about this herb. According to Wikipedia, rosemary “is an aromatic evergreen shrub… native to the Mediterranean and Asia”. In addition, “Rosemary leaves are used as a flavoring in foods, such as stuffing and roast lamb, pork, chicken, and turkey. Fresh or dried leaves are used in traditional Mediterranean cuisine. They have a bitter, astringent taste and a characteristic aroma which complements many cooked foods”. Okay, enough internet knowledge! Back to great food. Rosemary is a great smelling herb used in many delicious Italian & Mediterranean dishes. It is perfect for providing bread with a wonderful smell & taste.

Optional – To make this bread look even more “authentic”, I sprinkled a tiny bit of rosemary on the top of the dough after the machine had finished kneading and before the baking had commenced (see pictures below). Don’t sprinkle too much rosemary because you don’t want the rosemary flavor to overwhelm things.

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Picture of Dried Rosemary

Bread Machine - Rosemary Bread

Sprinkle Rosemary On Top After Kneading

Bread Machine - Rosemary Bread

Bread Machine Rosemary Bread – Delicious & Smells Great!!

Bread Machine - Rosemary Bread

Bread Machine – Rosemary Bread – Ingredients for a 2 lb Bread Loaf

  • 1 1/2 Cups – Milk (warm)
  • 4 Tablespoons – Unsalted Butter (sliced & softened)
  • 3 Cups – Bread Flour
  • 1 Cup – One Minute Oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons – Salt
  • 6 Teaspoons – White Granulated Sugar (use only 2 teaspoons if you want a low sugar bread)
  • 1 Tablespoon – Onion Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon – Dried Rosemary
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons – Bread Machine Yeast

Servings – Roughly 12 slices

  • Equipment required for this recipe –  Measuring cup & spoons, flexible spatula, oven mitts, cooling rack… and of course, a bread machine!

Bread Machine – Rosemary Bread – Instructions

  • Bread Machine settings – 2 pound loaf, light color and ”basic” bread setting.
  • Unplug the bread machine and remove the bread pan.
  • Add all ingredients starting with the milk into the bread machine “bucket” (bread pan). Put the bread pan back into the bread machine.
  • Plug in the bread machine. Enter the settings (2 lb, light color & basic) and press “Start” button.
  • After the bread machine has finished kneading and before the baking cycle commences, sprinkle some rosemary on top of the bread dough.
  • After the bread machine has finished, unplug bread machine & remove the bread and place on a cooling rack. Use oven mitts when removing the bread machine bread pan as it will be very hot!
  • In our Sunbeam bread machine, the baking takes about 3 hours for a 2 pound bread at the light color & basic bread settings. However, some machines can differ and you don’t want to be away from home when the bread machine “finished” alarm goes off! Your bread machine should show you the length of the baking time after you have entered the settings into the machine. This will allow you to know when to be in the kitchen in order to remove the bread.

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Tips

  • As I said above… To make this bread look even more “authentic”, I sprinkled a tiny bit of rosemary on the top of the dough after the machine had finished kneading and before the baking had commenced. Don’t sprinkle too much rosemary because you don’t want the rosemary flavor to overwhelm things.
  • Make sure to wear oven mitts when opening a bread machine because it may be hot. Also don’t put your hands inside the bread machine for safety reasons.
  • Many bread machine users like to make a small indent in the top of the flour in order to hold the bread machine yeast in place (looks sort of like a small flour volcano with a yeast crater). This is done to prevent the yeast from falling into the liquid ingredients (and activating prematurely), coming into contact with the salt, etc. until the bread machine is turned on.
  • If you have a problem with a bread machine recipe, please make sure that you are following the recipe exactly (i.e. using the correct bread machine settings), you are using the correct amount of an ingredient (i.e. don’t eyeball the measurements versus using a measurement cup or accidentally add a teaspoon when a tablespoon is called for), you are using the correct ingredients (i.e. bread machine yeast versus regular yeast or bread flour versus all purpose flour), etc. Please don’t “wing” things with recipes.
  • If you start substituting ingredients (i.e. different types of flour), you are experimenting and should not expect similar results to the recipe shown above. Experimenting can be fun. However, you should expect some successes but more potential disappointments when you start to experiment with recipes. For example, if you substitute whole wheat flour for the bread flour, you will probably experience a problem (as whole wheat flour doesn’t rise nearly as well as bread flour). Moreover, whole wheat flour has a totally different flavor.
  • Be aware that some bread recipes may differ slightly between different types of bread machines. Therefore, please read your bread machine manufacturer’s  instructions for basic bread recipes (i.e. white bread or whole wheat bread) as these are more likely to work on your individual bread machine.
  • If you haven’t used your bread machine in a long time, please buy some new bread machine yeast before making your bread. Old yeast can die or lose its potency and this will lead to bread that does not rise properly. Bread machine yeast may not be viable if it has been sitting in your pantry for years.
  • Always wear oven mitts/gloves when dealing with a bread machine. The bread pan and the rest of the bread machine can get very hot during the baking process. This means that the bread pan and bread machine is likely to be very hot when you attempt to remove a baked good from the bread machine and/or bread pan.

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Reference Sources

Rosemary Bread Questions

What is rosemary seasoning for?

Rosemary seasoning is used for creating Mediterranean or Italian-style foods. It is an aromatic herb that is a great seasoning for many foods such as lamb, pork and chicken. It is also a great spice to add to homemade breads. Rosemary is used in many recipes as either a fresh or dried herb ingredient.

What is rosemary?

Rosemary is a herb used in many recipes for its distinctive taste and smell. It is an evergreen shrub that grows in warm weather environments such as the Mediterranean. Many people even grow rosemary as a herb indoors. Rosemary leaves (fresh or dried) are a key ingredient for many Italian and Mediterranean-style recipes.

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Bread Machine - Rosemary Bread Recipe

This rosemary bread machine recipe makes a great tasting bread with tons of Italian flavor. In addition, this bread smells fantastic coming out of the bread machine. You get the combined smell of rosemary AND freshly made bread. Your kitchen will smell wonderful!! This may be our best smelling bread recipe. This rosemary bread recipe uses a bread machine to create a 2 lb bread loaf. Visit BreadDad.com for great bread & sandwich recipes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Sandwich, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, European, Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: bread machine recipes, bread machine rosemary bread, rosemary bread machine, rosemary bread machine recipe, rosemary bread recipe
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 194kcal
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Milk (warm)
  • 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (sliced & softened)
  • 3 Cups Bread Flour
  • 1 Cup Oatmeal (one minute oatmeal)
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 6 Teaspoon White Granulated Sugar (use only 2 teaspoons if you want a low sugar bread)
  • 1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Rosemary
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Bread Machine Yeast

Instructions

  • Bread Machine settings – 2 pound loaf, light color and ”basic” bread setting.
  • Unplug bread machine and remove bread pan.
  • Add all ingredients starting with the milk into the bread machine “bucket” (bread pan). Put the bread pan back into the bread machine.
  • Plug in the bread machine. Enter the settings (2 lb, light color & basic) and press the "Start" button.
  • After the bread machine has finished kneading and before the baking cycle commences, sprinkle some rosemary on top of the bread dough.
  • After the bread machine has finished, unplug bread machine & remove bread and place on a cooling rack. Use oven mitts when removing the bread machine container as it will be very hot!
  • In our Sunbeam bread machine, the baking takes about 3 hours for a 2 pound bread at the light color & basic bread settings. However, some machines can differ and you don’t want to be away from home when the bread machine “finished” alarm goes off! Your bread machine should show you the length of the baking time after you have entered the settings into the machine. This will allow you to know when to be in the kitchen to remove the bread.

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 172IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg

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