These rosemary bread loaves are super easy to make, one of our family favorites! This Rosemary Artisan Bread recipe is a lot like a basic french peasant bread, but with a rosemary twist, just like many of the bake breads at restaurants. Perfect to dipping into olive oil and vinegar as a dinner side dish!

Bake Up This Simple Rosemary Peasant Bread

Rosemary Artisan Bread

Rosemary Artisan Bread

Rosemary Bread Recipe

  • 1 packet dry yeast (or 2 1/2 tsp)
  • 2 c. warm water
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 c. flour
  • 2 tsp. fresh rosemary – chopped fine
  • Topping: 1/4 tsp. of each – olive oil, chopped rosemary, and salt


Dissolve yeast in the warm water and sugar. Add flour, salt, and 1-2 tsp chopped rosemary and stir until blended, do not knead!!

TIP: I like to buy yeast in a large package and then store it in a plastic container and keep in the freezer. It lasts forever. OR if you don’t make bread that often, just buy the yeast packets.

Cover and let rise for 1 hour or until double in size. If you have a big mixer, I keep the dough there with a lid on, it’s nice and moist in there. Or simply keep it in the mixing bowl and cover with a moist cloth while it raises.

Remove dough. Place it in 2 rounds on a cookie sheet lightly coated in oil and sprinkled with corn meal.
OR you can place it on your silicone baking mat with no oil. Cover with a towel or greased plastic wrap. Let it rise another hour.

TIP: It will be sticky. I like to put cooking spray on my hands for taking out the dough and shaping it.

Brush each round olive oil and lightly sprinkle with more rosemary and salt.

Bake @ 425 for 10 minutes, then reduce temperature to 375 for 15 minutes more.

Cool slightly, then cut into nice size bits or rip it apart and dip in a bowl of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Bake Up This Simple Rosemary Artisan Bread

This bread can’t be beat! It is soooo delicious and a really easy bread recipe. If you’ve never made bread before, Rosemary Bread is a great one to start with.

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