We have been having so much fun testing new recipes in our Wood Fired Oven! Our most recent experiment yielded some of the most delicious bread we have ever had. It’s home made, it’s soft, it’s flavorful, it’s basically everything we love about bread.
The secret to this bread is extra gluten for a soft and chewy texture, and paying attention to your rise. Each time you pause to allow the dough to rise, make sure that the dough doubles in size.
Wood Fired Oven Rosemary Bread
Prep Time 3 Hrs
Rest Time Approx. 2 hrs 10 min
Yields 2 10” - 12” Loaves
WHAT YOU NEED
Plastic Wrap, Aluminum Foil, or Cheese Cloth
1 1/2 C Warm Water
2 tsp Dry Active Yeast
4 C Flour
2 tsp Salt
1 T Gluten
1 1/2 T Crushed Herbs (or to taste)
1 tsp Garlic Seasoning
Step 1 - Mix warm water, yeast, and 1 cup of flour into a paste.
Step 2 - Give mixture 10 minutes to activate and bubble.
Step 3 - In another mixing bowl, add the rest of the flour (3 cups), salt, gluten, crushed herbs, and garlic seasoning. Mix.
Step 4 - Combine the flour mixture and the yeast mixture in your bread mixer. Mix until combined. (If the dough is sliding around the bowl instead of kneading once mixture is combined, add a little extra water until it begins to stick again.) Once combined, set the timer for 5 minutes and allow the mixer to knead the dough.
Step 5 - Oil a large mixing bowl and, with the extra oil on your hands, remove the dough from the bread mixer. Shape the dough into a ball and place at the bottom of your oiled bowl. Cover and set in a warm location to rise for 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
Step 6 - Removed your risen bread dough, divide it into two loaves, and shape it how you like it. Place the dough on your baking sheet. Here, we like to slit the top of the bread to allow extra air to escape. Cover the dough and let the dough rise again for 1 hour or until it has doubled in size.
Step 7 - Build a fire in your wood fired oven and allow your oven to stay just below 400 degrees.
Step 8 - Once your bread has risen, slide the baking sheet into your oven and bake for 45 minutes (or until golden) rotating the baking sheet every 10-15 minutes.
Step 9 - Remove after 45 minutes and enjoy!