Today I was on break at home and thought it would be a great day to make my Grandma's fresh olive rosemary bread. I started to round up the ingredients but suddenly realised I had no olives!!! So I started thinking "I wonder if I could make something else instead." Well here it is, my homemade quick bread that I kinda just made up as I went along. Weird how that works, right? It's just basically a white quick bread with some olive oil in it and some olive oil and rosemary on top, but it's divine! So let's get started!
Step 1: Prepare for Launch
Let's get your ingredients together, shall we?
1 1/4 cups white bread flour plus extra for dusting the baking sheet and for the kneading process
1 tsp active dry or fast rise yeast
1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for the top
3/4 + 1/8 cup sparkling water (or 200 ml) You could probably squeeze by with 3/4 as the dough is quite sticky
1/2 tsp salt
Dried or fresh rosemary for topping
Utensils you say?
Small/medium mixing bowl
Spoon/other stirring device
Hands (one will suffice but two is preferred)
A fire box, or in the words of your people "oven"
Sharp knife or kitchen scissors
And a timing machine (timer)
Step 2: Turn Your Fire Box On
Preheat your oven to 425°F and let it do its thing.
Step 3: Mix It All Up!
Put the flour, salt, and yeast together in a bowl. Add the oil and sparkling water and stir until the dough forms a really sticky ball. You'll just know when its time to knead.