Whole Wheat Rosemary Garlic Bread

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We are a family who loves whole wheat bread; and on most days breakfast is slices of whole wheat bread and scrambled eggs made by my hubby. My daughter some time likes to take a bite if it has nutella in it otherwise it is a strict no for her. My hubby adds little peanut butter to it. I spread both peanut butter and nutella on alternating slices. So for breakfast I don’t need to think about anything else, however dinner will be South Indian breakfast dishes like upma, dosa etc.  Hubby will be happier if he can see roti/chapathi in his dinner table. I am fine with all of them as I am the one making it.
Rosemary usually expensive one small bunch cost me about 1.25 dollars. So I always will pick up a bunch thinking of buying, but then put it back in the place wherever it belongs, meaning I won’t buy them. I don’t know why we are happy when it says sale and 99 cents. Sometime I have seen an item for 11 dollars, they are putting it in sale for 9 dollars and 99 cents, we think it is on sale and we are going to save a lot. In reality you are going to save only a $1 (may be it all adds or we just end up spending it somewhere else). I think the businesses are clever enough to utilize this weakness of sale. My hubby doesn’t mind about sale thing, he will say if you want you buy it don’t wait for it to coming on sale. I will tell him; no I am going to buy only when it is in sale. Anyway I found rosemary bunch in Indian store for about 99 cents, and guess what; I bought it at the end.
I wanted to make roasted potato with rosemary, and my hubby’s reaction was ‘Oh potato? No. So I didn’t try that, perhaps I will try it later. I used some of the rosemary to make vegetable stock. Then with the remaining I wanted to try rosemary bread. I want to recreate famous Romano’s Macaroni Grill Rosemary Bread recipe which uses 100% white flour, but to keep it healthy I used 85% white whole wheat and 15% bread flour to make the bread. I know substituting white flour with whole wheat flour means you need to make up some flavoring, so I used garlic powder to enhance the taste. If I am using fresh garlic, I need to roast it to get more flavors, however since I didn’t have it in hand, I used garlic powder. I think next time I will try with fresh garlic. This bread is healthy as it has white whole wheat flour, olive oil, garlic powder and rosemary. So give it a try.

The bread turned out is tasty and aromatic with rosemary. It is really good to have it as sandwich or to accompany with any winter soup. 
 You  need following ingredients
Bread made like this 

 Print Recipe from here
Whole Wheat Rosemary Garlic Bread (85%)
Adapted from  this recipe
Prep Time    15 minutes
First fermentation: 70 minutes
Second fermentation: 30 minutes
Bake Time    50 minutes
Serves    1 loaf
3 Cup/450g White whole wheat flour
½ cup/80g Bread flour
1 ¼ teaspoon Salt
 1 tablespoon/12 g Instant yeast
2 teaspoon /4g Garlic powder
 1 tablespoon /13g Sugar
1/4 cup /31g Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 sprig /9g Fresh Rosemary
1 ½ +1/3 cup Warm water
How I made
  In  a bowl of kitchen aid stand mixer weigh the flours, salt, garlic powder, sugar, olive oil and instant yeast. Gradually add water to form sticky dough.

To this add chopped fresh rosemary and knead again using dough hook to for about 7-8 minutes or until the dough become smooth and soft.

Transfer the dough to well greased plastic  container and let is rise for about 70 minutes or until the dough becomes  more than double in volume.

Transfer the risen dough to well  floured bench and gradually punch down the air and roll it into a  loaf.

Transfer the shaped loaf into the  well greased loaf pan and set aside for second rise of 30 minutes.

By the end of the second rise preheat oven to 375 F. And bake the bread for about 45-50 minutes or its register internal temperature of 200 F. Cool the bread in the rack  for minimum 2 hours to cutting.

Enjoy the bread as sandwich or with any winter soup.


 Use fresh roasted garlic instead of garlic powder for more flavors. 

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  1. says

    Haha i know what u mean, I think its got to do with the Indian mentality that if its on sale it must be cheaper :)
    The bread has some out really well, i love rosemary as well, why dont u plant a small pot at home??

  2. says

    I can see how fabulous the bread turned out. As much as I am tempted to try, I have phobia baking. You are so good in baking Swathi and I wish I was nearby to take a piece of it. Take care.

  3. says

    I love the flavors of rosemary and garlic in bread Swathi! Your bread always has the most perfect, even texture! You’re a real pro at bread baking. I wish I had such skills.

  4. says

    I love rosemary and wheat so I will definitely give this a try. Thanks for sharing. here in our country, prices of fresh are sold in pots so it’s an advantage if one has green thumb and can just propagate them. for regular cooking, I sometimes use dried variation :)

  5. says

    The name of the bread say it all! What a delicious looking bread and you can’t go wrong with garlic and rosemary in a yeast bread.

  6. says

    This looks delicious. I love bread. At home, breakfast is Indian, the rest of the meals can be anything else. Quite the reverse.

  7. says

    Swathi, this bread looks amazing! I love the sound of the recipe too, with the garlic and the rosemary. I like using olive oil in breads too. I’m very lucky to have a great big rosemary bush outside our back door – I wish I could send you some :)

  8. says

    I can’t remember if I told you how delicious your bread looks. If I forgot, it really does look amazing! April and I are including it in our features this week on the Gallery of Favorites.