Rosemary Skillet Bread

Summary

Yield
Loaf
SourceRecipe adapted from GatherforBread.com.
Prep time1 hour, 55 minutes
Cooking time40 minutes
Total time2 hours, 35 minutes

Description

Add a new spin to your rolls or bread on your holiday table with this recipe.  

Ingredients

2 teaspoons
yeast, active dry
2 cups
water (lukewarm)
4 1/2 cups
flour, all-purpose
1/2 tablespoon
salt
2 tablespoons
rosemary, fresh (chopped)
1 tablespoon
olive oil
   
salt, coarse

Instructions

In a large bowl combine yeast and water. Add one cup of flour and salt. Stir with a wooden spoon. Continue to add flour one cup at a time stirring as you add. Stir until there are no dry flour spots. Cover with a loose lid or plastic wrap. Let rest for 1 hour.

Lightly oil the bottom of a large (10" or 12") oven proof skillet. Do not punch dough down. Generously sprinkle flour over the dough. Coat hands with flour. Using floured hands shape dough into a round disc. Place it in the oiled skillet. Cover with a towel and let rise for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile preheat oven to 400 degrees F. After the 30 minutes rise, brush olive oil over bread. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt and top with fresh rosemary. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. If using a thermometer, internal bread temperature will be about 200 degrees. After 10 minutes you can transfer to a rack to cool.