Easy Garlic Rosemary Skillet Bread

Just think -warm homemade bread, rich with the flavors of garlic and rosemary, fresh out of the oven, dripping with butter… Need I say more? This Garlic Rosemary Skillet Bread recipe is so easy anyone can make it. It’s just mix, one rise and bake to golden brown deliciousness.

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There are so many people that say bread is just too hard to bake. But, I’m here to tell you, it isn’t! The Garlic Rosemary Skillet Bread is so easy you will wonder why you never made it before now.

Garlic Rosemary Skillet Bread cut overhead

All you have to do is follow a few simple steps and check out these couple of tips and you’ll have beautiful warm homemade bread in no time!

Tip 1 – Determine whether your rapid-rise yeast is active. That means check the package and make sure it isn’t past it’s expiration date.

Tip 2 – Make sure the water temperature that you add to the flour mixture is between 125-130 degrees. You can use any type of thermometer to check this out. I have a digital one like this one here, which I love, but you can also use a meat or candy thermometer too.

Let me walk you through these simple steps to fantastic homemade bread!

Garlic Rosemary Skillet Bread Steps 1-6

  1. Mix flour, sugar, yeast and salt together in mixing bowl.
  2. Warm oil and water in microwave to 125-130 degrees. Add to dry ingredients and knead by machine for 2 minutes or by hand for 10 minutes. If the dough is a little sticky, add a little more flour, tablespoon by tablespoon until it’s nice and smooth and elastic.
  3. Cover with towel and let rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Punch down. 
  5. Pour olive oil into bottom of cast iron skillet.
  6. From dough into mound and place in center of prepared skillet.

Garlic Rosemary Skillet Bread Steps 7-10

  1. Cut criss-cross in top of dough to allow steam to escape.
  2. Brush remaining olive oil on top of dough.
  3. Sprinkle garlic rosemary mixture over dough.
  4. Cover and let rise about 1 hour.

Garlic Rosemary Skillet Bread ready to bake

All risen and ready to pop into the oven to bake for just 20-25 minutes. Now, wait for that fresh baked bread aroma to start your mouth watering.

Garlic Rosemary Skillet Bread baked

Your Garlic Rosemary Skillet Bread is done when it has a nice golden crust on it. Now isn’t that a thing of beauty!

Garlic Rosemary Skillet Bread cut closeup

Now, sit down, relax and cut yourself a big piece of warm bread. It’s soft on the inside with a wonderful crispy crust and full of the flavors of rosemary and garlic. Spread some butter on it or dip it into a small bowl of olive oil for a real treat.

I like to have mine with an Italian dinner or a nice bowl of soup or stew. But whatever way you have it, enjoy!

Try my Grandma’s pan fried bread aka bread cakes to enjoy for breakfast or dinner.

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Garlic Rosemary Skillet Bread

Just think -warm homemade bread, rich with the flavors of garlic and rosemary, fresh out of the oven, dripping with butter... Need I say more? This Garlic Rosemary Skillet Bread recipe is so easy anyone can make it. It's just mix, one rise and bake to golden brown deliciousness. 
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 14 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Rise Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 34 minutes
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Calories: 303kcal
Author: Linda Warren

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose or bread flour plus more as needed
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package rapid rise instant yeast
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons sea salt divided
  • 3/8 cup olive oil divided
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced thin or 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary about 1 Tablespoon, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, yeast and ¾ teaspoon salt.
  • Warm 1/4 cup olive oil and water to 125-130 degrees. Add to dry mixture and stir with a spoon until a soft dough forms.
  • Use a stand mixer with a dough hook and knead for 2 minutes (with a KitchenAid on speed 2) or by hand for 8-10 minutes. You may need to add up to 1/4 cup more flour if the dough is sticky to the touch. The dough has been kneaded properly when it forms a ball and none is left on the bowl.
  • Cover bowl with towel and let dough rest for 10 minutes. Punch down.
  • Pour 1 Tablespoon of oil into the bottom of a 10” cast iron skillet. Form a ball with the dough and place in center of skillet.
  • Cut a criss-cross pattern in center of dough so steam can escape while baking. 
  • Brush remaining tablespoon of olive oil on top of dough. Combine minced garlic with chopped fresh rosemary sprigs (about 2 Tablespoons) and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and sprinkle over top.
  • Cover dough with towel and let rise for another hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes. Bread is done when it has a nice golden color all over.
  • Remove from skillet and place on wire rack.
  • Serve warm with additional olive oil for dipping.

Nutrition

Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 488mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 2.3mg

This post has been updated and was first published on September 16, 2018.

 

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Easy Garlic Rosemary Skillet Bread

3 Comments

  • Reply
    Julie Evink
    09/20/2018 at 9:38 am

    5 stars
    Making bread is always a bit intimidating but this one was a success! Thank you for all the great tips you included on how to make this so even I could make it. YUM!

  • Reply
    Robin Gagnon
    09/20/2018 at 9:15 am

    5 stars
    I love how esy this recipe is and the classic look of the bread.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      10/08/2018 at 1:45 pm

      It’s never to late to make a loaf of bread in our house with this recipe. One of our favorite go-tos.

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