Organic Rosemary Bread Recipe

According to legend, when Joseph and Mary fled to Egypt with baby Jesus, Mary washed out the baby's clothes and laid them over a Rosemary bush to dry and the bush immediately burst into bloom. On the same trip, she laid her own robe over a Rosemary bush while she sat down to rest, and the flowers turned from white to blue. People once believed that a Rosemary bush would not grow taller than 6 feet, Christ's height when he was on earth, or live longer than his thirty-three years.

In the olden days, the herb Rosemary was being used for anointing and blessingPeople said it would bring love and peace to a home and would purify and protect.  During the days of the plague, people would burn rosemary herb to protect them from the plague and hospitals used to burn it for it's purifying properties. 

Rosemary is supposed to be an aid for memory and people would at one time carry branch of the Rosemary herb with them into examination rooms.  Rosemary then became a picture of fidelity and remembranceYoung brides would adorn themselves with it show that they would always remember where they came from and their family. They would make a garland of it to be worn on her head and it represented that she was bringing to her new home and family loving memories of her old homeAnd, in times past people would bury their loved ones with rosemary as a symbol that those that lived on would never forget them.  

1 Cup Spring Water Warmed
3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil or  Grass Fed Butter
1 1/2 Teaspoons Raw Sugar 
1 1/2 Teaspoons Celtic Sea Salt or Pink Himalayan Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning (Or make your own with OreganoParsleyThyme, and Sage)
1 Tablespoon Rosemary
1 1/2 TeaspoonActive Dry Yeast
Bread Machine Way:
Place wet ingredients in the bread maker, Then add flour. Put salt, sugar, seasonings in different corners then make a small well in the center and place yeast in it. Mix on dough setting then make into rolls, loafs or boule' Bake at 375 for 25 minutes 

The "By Hand" Way:

In your bowl add liquid ingredients (oil and water) that have been warmed (not hot) with your sugar. Sprinkle your yeast on top and cover and let set in a warm draft-free place in your kitchen till bubbly. Slowly mix in the remaining dry ingredients. With a spoon or fingers start mixing until combined fully. Let rise for 20 minutes then begin kneading. Let rise again. Pull it out of the bowl shape it into whatever shape you want and let rise again. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes

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  1. I have the hugest rosemary bush, I love the smell of it as well as the taste. Rosemary bread looks delicious

    1. Oh, you will have to do this recipe then! Let us know how you like it. Our rosemary died in the ice storm last year.


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