Maybe some butter on that bread. Yeah, that might be better.
But, freshly baked bread is pretty darn good on its own. Especially when it has rosemary and raisins in it.
By now, you all probably know that I have a mild obsession with Trader Joe’s. Is it sad that I just like walking around in there? No? You do too?! Anyways, my mom found some crackers there that have raisins and rosemary in them. Not only are these crackers amazing eating utensils for any dip, they are so tasty on their own. And that got me thinking – Would these flavors be good in a bread? Heck yeah they are!
Sweet/salty/carbs. What more do you need people? Oh, and to make you want this bread even more – this recipe is so easy. I basically did it in my sleep. Which is what I did in between all the breaks you have to take while making it. This bread is also one that can be made all year long. It would be really great around the holidays, but its delicious during the summertime too! (By the way, this bread is even more amazing when you slather preserves all over it 🙂 . )
Adapted from King Arthur Flour / How Sweet It Is
1 packet dry active yeast
1 1/4 cup milk, warmed but NOT hot
2 tsp honey
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup oats
1 1/2 cups bread flour
1 tsp salt
2 Tbl butter, melted
3 Tbl brown sugar
1/4 cup rosemary, chopped
1/3 cup raisins
In a bowl, combine yeast, milk and honey. Set aside for about ten minutes until it is foamy.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, add flours, oats, salt, butter, brown sugar, rosemary, and raisins. Pour in milk mixture and mix on low speed until the dough looks shaggy. Increase the speed to medium and knead dough for five minutes. It should begin to look smooth.
Place dough in a well oiled bowl and cover with a towel. Let the dough rise in a warm place for one hour.
Remove dough from the bowl and place in an oiled 9×5 loaf pan. Cover with greased plastic wrap and let sit for 90 minutes. Pre-heat you oven to 350 degrees.
Once you oven is hot, bake bread for 35-40 minutes. The top will look golden brown. Allow to cool completely before eating.