This bread machine recipe utilizes garlic and rosemary for an amazing flavor combination. It’s super simple to make, making it ideal for snacks, sandwiches or soups.
The initial step is to dissolve yeast with warm water and honey, then let sit for 5 minutes before adding the remaining ingredients.
Oven Roasted Garlic
Use oven roasted garlic in your bread recipe for an irresistibly flavorful loaf. You can also add fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme for additional zest.
You can either roast the garlic yourself or purchase pre-roasted in your grocery store. Either way, you’ll save time and have an irresistible homemade loaf of bread ready for lunches or dinners on hand.
To prepare the garlic, remove its outer papery covering and slice in half to expose its cloves. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper; wrap it in foil and roast until soft, about 40 minutes.
After 25 minutes, check on the garlic to make sure it hasn’t burned and continue roasting for 5-10 more minutes, if needed. Doing this should guarantee that the roasted garlic has caramelized and browned evenly for optimal flavor.
Once the head of garlic has been roasted, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool completely. Once cool enough to handle, squeeze out each clove from its foil pouch and enjoy! You can spread roasted garlic on toast, mix it into soup, or toss with pasta for an extra-garlicky dish.
For an extra special touch, mash the roasted garlic and spread it on your favorite French bread. Drizzle with some balsamic vinegar, sprinkle with some salt or this garlic herb salt for a tasty dipping sauce!
This versatile roasted garlic is the perfect ingredient to add flavor to burgers, sandwiches, salad dressings and more. Try my maple-Dijon spiked roasted garlic mustard, the delicious aioli that goes along with rack of lamb or even my game day ready roasted garlic dip!
You can freeze roasted garlic to use in recipes later. Just be sure to remove the cloves from their skins and submerge them in some olive oil before freezing.
This garlic bread is best enjoyed warm on the day it was made, but can also be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for several days or frozen up to three months. Please be aware that roasted garlic may dry out slightly if left sitting too long, so be sure to refresh it as soon as you get a chance!
Kneading Bread Dough
Kneading bread dough is an essential step in baking a great loaf. It gives the loaf structure and allows gluten to develop properly, plus it helps it rise and bake properly.
Knead the dough until it is smooth, tacky and holds its shape (if you lift a ball in your hand and hold for a second, it should bounce back flat). Kneading bread dough by hand takes approximately 10 minutes in order to develop sufficient gluten development.
If the dough is too sticky to work with, sprinkle some flour onto your work surface and lightly dust your hands. Then work the dough between your fingers and thumbs to break up any stickiness. If necessary, add more flour until no longer sticky.
After kneading the dough, cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and allow it to rise until double in size, approximately 45-60 minutes. Make sure the room you choose for rising is warm and humid so the dough can rise properly.
Once your dough has risen, punch it down and continue kneading until it is soft and smooth, about 10 more minutes. When you stop kneading, your dough should feel slightly springy and shiny.
Knead the dough by hand, using either a stand mixer or food processor with a dough hook attachment. If using the stand mixer, begin mixing on low speed and increase it as necessary until your dough cleans the sides of the bowl.
If you’re kneading by hand, begin with the liquid ingredients and gradually add in the dry ones until they come together as described in the recipe. Alternatively, you can make this dough in your food processor by placing all of its components inside and processing for 30 seconds or so.
Once your bread is ready to be baked, place it in the oven and bake until golden brown and firm to the touch. The internal temperature should reach 200 – 210 degrees Fahrenheit.
Let the Dough Rise
When mixing ingredients in a bread machine, it’s essential to ensure they are mixed correctly in order. Doing this will produce an elastic dough with smooth texture – test by pulling a small piece out of the bowl and stretching with your hand; if it becomes translucent without tearing, then your dough has been properly mixed and is ready for rising!
To let the dough rise, cover with a warm towel and leave it to sit for around 30 minutes. This will activate the yeast, creating those bubbles you see in the water. Additionally, maintain the temperature of the water at 110 degrees Fahrenheit or higher to prevent yeast from dying.
After the dough has rested, shape it into a ball and place on an oiled baking sheet. Cover again and allow to rise until almost doubled in size.
Now, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and bake the casserole for 20-25 minutes until golden brown on top.
Once the dough has baked, allow to cool and then slice for serving. This delectable treat goes perfectly with meat, cheese or olives.
This bread recipe uses rosemary infused with an aromatic scent and health benefits as well. Rosemary herbs possess antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents and antibiotics which can help enhance focus, memory retention and alertness.
This recipe also calls for roasted garlic, which is an excellent way to infuse flavor into the dough. When caramelized, this gives it a deep and robust taste.
By adding whole, roasted garlic cloves to the dough, not only does it give it an enhanced aroma and flavor but it also helps it rise and remain moist and tender during baking.
This bread machine recipe is ideal for trying your hand at baking. It’s straightforward and the combination of flavors make for an irresistible snack or meal.
Bake in the Oven
Baking garlic rosemary bread machine recipes in the oven is an excellent way to add extra flavor and texture to your meal, particularly if served alongside soup or stew.
This garlic rosemary bread recipe requires just a few basic ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen: all-purpose flour or bread flour, sugar, salt, yeast, Italian seasoning and oil. Plus it includes an entire head of roasted garlic baked into the dough for extra flavor and aroma!
Kneading is the essential step in bread making, as it brings together all ingredients and creates the gluten structure responsible for its texture. This simple step can be completed either by hand or in a food processor with ease.
Once the dough has been kneaded, it should be placed in a bowl to rise until doubled in size – this may take anywhere from an hour to two hours depending on the type of yeast used.
Once the dough has risen, it is ready for baking. To add an extra special touch to it, roll out and top with fresh herbs and cheese before baking.
This bread is soft, cheesy and packed with fresh garlic and rosemary. It makes an ideal snack, sandwich bread or side for many different meals.
For optimal flavor, use fresh herbs. While dried herbs can be substituted, their flavor profile will differ.
When baking a bread machine recipe, the machine will mix the ingredients, knead them and complete the first rise for you. This step helps the dough develop its gluten structure which is essential in creating a soft and airy loaf of bread.
This process helps the roasted garlic cloves mellow and disappear into the bread dough, giving it a mild flavor that will complement any dish you pair it with. This recipe is perfect for lunches, dinners or any meal that calls for bread!
Once baked, this bread can be enjoyed as a snack or topped off with an impressive salad or soup for a quick lunch or dinner. Additionally, it makes an excellent accompaniment to meat and poultry dishes.