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There is nothing like the smell of baking bread filling your home. This bread smells as good as it tastes, too. Rather than mix the ingredients in the order given, I often use my food processor - pulsing dry ingredients first, then pouring the liquid through the shoot while mixing.


  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 egg, beaten (optional)


  • Dissolve the sugar in warm water in a medium bowl, and mix in the yeast. When yeast is bubbly, mix in salt, butter, 1 tablespoon rosemary, and Italian seasoning. Mix in 2 cups flour. Gradually add remaining flour to form a workable dough, and knead 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Coat the inside of a large bowl with olive oil. Place dough in bowl, cover, and allow to rise 1 hour in a warm location.
  • Punch down dough, and divide in half. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly grease paper. Shape dough into 2 round loaves, and place on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining rosemary. Cover, and allow to rise 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Brush loaves with egg. Bake 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

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