Super Easy Rustic Sicilian Quick Bread

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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

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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"

Baking sheet

Sharp knife or kitchen scissors

And a timing machine (timer)

rblee2 years ago
Sounds easy and looks delicious, but don't you have to let it prove?
garrettg (author)  rblee2 years ago
It does the "rising" during the kneading process. You can let rise for an hour if you want a little fluffier bread :) -Garrett Mykel Groves
milli092 years ago
How long does it need to rise for?