Country Rosemary Bread

Country Rosemary Bread

Rosemary's silver-green, needle-shaped leaves are highly aromatic and their flavor hints of both lemon and pine in this yeast bread.

60 min. prep time
16 servings
252 Ratings


3 tablespoons LAND O LAKES® Butter
1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary*
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1 cup milk
1 (1/4-ounce) package active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (105 to 115°F)
2 tablespoons sugar
3 1/2 to 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal


Melt butter in 10-inch skillet until sizzling; add onion, rosemary, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender (5 to 7 minutes). Stir in milk. Cool to warm (105°F to 115°F).

Dissolve yeast in large bowl in warm water; stir in sugar. Add warm butter mixture, 1 cup flour and cornmeal. Beat until smooth (1 to 2 minutes). Stir in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic (about 5 minutes). Place in greased bowl; turn greased-side up. Cover; let rise in warm place until double in size (about 1 hour). Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.

Punch down dough; divide in half. Let stand 10 minutes. On lightly floured surface shape each half into 5-inch round loaf. Place onto greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with flour. Cover; let rise until double in size (about 45 minutes).

Heat oven to 375°F. With serrated knife make 3 diagonal slashes across top of each loaf; make 3 additional diagonal slashes in opposite direction. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

*Substitute 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 160

Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 5mg

Sodium: 300mg

Carbohydrates: 27g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 4g

Recipe #6994©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Easy to make, goes well with tomato soup. No variations from recipe.
I have been making this bread for years. Delicious! Grill slices and spread with homemade pumpkin butter and it is over the top!
I have made this bread 3 times and it turns out excellent every time, it is very easy and so good everyone who tastes it wants the recipe

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