“How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like kleenex?”
― Julia Child
Oh goodness! Do I have a surprise for you! This is the easiest bread recipe I have ever followed.
This recipe calls for only seven ingredients and involves no kneading—to which I was instantly suspicious and later delightfully surprised it actually works. If you only knew how many times I have failed at making bread. My usual enemy is under proofing—but not today!
I mixed all the ingredients together last night and let it proof while I slept for 12 hours. I woke up, made a cup of tea and placed the bread in the oven and voilà!
If you have any questions leave them in the comments below—happy bread making!
Rosemary Garlic Bread
- 3 cups all-purpose unbleached King Arthur Flour
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp dry instant yeast
- 2 TBSP fresh rosemary, finely chopped
- 2 TBSP garlic, minced
- 1 tsp ground pepper
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
Mix all dry ingredients together.
Add warm water.
Mix until ingredients are fully incorporated.
Cover with plastic wrap and let rest 6-12 hours (I let mine rest for 12 hours while I slept).
Preheat oven to 450F. Place your cast iron skillet in the oven as it preheats.
Pour rested dough onto well-floured surface. Form into ball. Allow to rest for another 30 minutes.
Cut an X on the top of the dough ball.
Bake covered (with lid or aluminium foil) for 25 minutes. Then uncover and bake for an additional 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
*When you slice your X before baking, make it a deep slice. That’s how I got the pretty X in the photo below.
*Also, I didn’t have rosemary on hand last night, so I used oregano instead and it is delicious!