Saturday, October 12, 2013

Rosemary Olive Oil Crockpot Bread

When I ran across this fantastic Rosemary Olive Oil Bread recipe from A Hint of Honey, my mouth was watering with the nostalgic taste of homemade bread. It reminded me of saturday shopping trips to Central Market (where they have the best Rosemary Olive Oil bread EVER) and baking bread from scratch with my grandfather on his farm. 

A huge, freshly baked hunk of the bread and my little red Crockpot that could, Scarlett!

A Hint of Honey said that she adapted it to her liking, then I modified it as well using her recipe and this crockpot bread recipe, so here's a double adapted and double delicious Rosemary Olive Oil Crockpot Bread recipe!

Rosemary Olive Oil Crockpot Bread

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp. organic cane sugar 
  • 2 tsp. active dry yeast 
  • 1 tsp. salt 
  • 2 tbsp. dried rosemary 
  • 1/4 tsp. House blend or Italian seasoning (I used the House Blend from Archer Farms brand from Target that has marjoram, fennel, thyme, cilantro, ginger, anise seed, dried onion, dried garlic, and ground mustard) 
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper 
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1 1/2 cups organic whole wheat flour 
  • 1/2 cup bread flour 

  1. In a large bowl, combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let sit 10 minutes to proof. Meanwhile, preheat your Crockpot to the high setting. 
  2. Stir in the salt, pepper, rosemary, seasoning, olive oil, and whole wheat flour. Add the bread flour and stir until the flour is fully incorporated and sticky. 
  3. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes, adding more flour as necessary to prevent sticking, until smooth. 
  4. Form the dough into a round loaf. Place it on a flour dusted piece of foil, no rise time needed. If you prefer a fluffier, less dense bread cover and let rise for about an hour. 
  5. Place the bread loaf in the foil into the crockpot. Cover with another piece of foil, then cover with the lid. 
  6. Bake in the crockpot for 1-2 hours or until the top sounds hollow when tapped and there are no remaining soft bits.

Happy baking!

Texas Women Bloggers


  1. YUM! This looks amazing, thanks for sharing!

  2. amazing post :)
    This reacipe must be amazing, I'll try it really soon!
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  3. I've been looking for an herbed crockpot bread! This seems perfect! :) Found your blog through the sweet tea social.

    1. Thanks for reading! I would recommend giving it about an hour of rise time if you like a "fluffier", less dense bread.

  4. Oh wow, yum! I've always wanted to try Crock pot bread. I've made bread in my pressure cooker, with a lot of success. We'll eventually be living aboard, so we probably won't have an oven. I'm always looking for alternative ways to enjoy baked yummies!

    1. I've never heard of making bread in a pressure cooker before! Of course, I hadn't heard of CrockPot bread until I made it either!