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Roasted Garlic Rosemary Bread

This garlic rosemary bread recipe has a whole head of roasted garlic baked into the dough.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Resting Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: rosemary bread
Servings: 16
Calories: 115kcal
Author: Grow a Good Life



To Roast Garlic:

  • Preheat oven to 400˚F. Trim the top of the garlic bulb and place in a casserole dish. Drizzle the garlic cloves with olive oil, cover the dish, and roast in a preheated oven for 30-45 minutes until garlic is soft. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  • When the garlic is cool enough to handle, squeeze the cloves out of the paper shell into a small bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, mash the roasted garlic with a fork, and stir to combine.

To Make the Dough:

  • In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Add the garlic mixture, milk, sugar, salt, and rosemary. Mix to combine ingredients. Add 2 1/2 cups flour a little at a time and mix until the dough comes together. If the dough is sticky, add more flour a tablespoon at a time.
  • Knead the dough until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. 
  • Shape the dough into a ball and place in an oiled bowl. Turn the dough over to oil the top, cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel, and let the dough rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45-60 minutes.
  • When the dough is doubled in size, punch it down, and turn onto a lightly floured surface. Shape into a 12-inch long oval loaf. Place the loaf on an oiled baking sheet, cover, and let the dough rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30-45 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 400˚F when your dough is almost finished rising.
  • Using a sharp knife, lightly cut four slashes diagonally across the loaf. Bake until the bread is golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Remove the bread from the oven and cool on a wire rack. Makes one loaf.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3.3g | Fat: 2.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 0.2mg