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Rosemary Recipes? a la Rosemary Diamante from Essential Baking Company in Seattle (and other marvelous rosemary sourdoughs)?

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bytebreader

Rosemary Recipes? a la Rosemary Diamante from Essential Baking Company in Seattle (and other marvelous rosemary sourdoughs)?

Many years ago, a local artisan bakery here in MD offered a really spectacular rosemary boule.  Then the owners sold the business, and unfortunately the bread went down a couple notches.

 

A few years later, I moved to Seattle for a bit (~2005), and discovered the Essential Baking Company...and specifically their Diamante Rosemary loaf!  OMG, it's a loaf I could swoon over every minute of the day.  Some days that's all I did.  My memory back then it was a boule, though last year when I visited it was a batard...I guess my memory was off in that regard.  Anyways --

 

I've tried my hand at making an incredible rosemary-infused sourdough soooo many times over the years, and have always been left wanting.  I've tried: tossing rosemary in the loaf and/or on top; rosemary steeped & cooled in olive oil; chopped or not; ground or not; etc.  Still looking for a good method, though.

 

Anybody have a great recipe along these lines that they'd want to share?

 

Thanks for reading!

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NeilM

I love rosemary and use it in many things, unfortunately if you dont have the fresh stuff then you dont get much flavour. When I grow the herb I bruise the leaves then in olive oil then in a mason jar and use my vacuum sealer and leave it for a week, I found that to be the best for me.

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Mini Oven

(Infusion) pouring boiling water over rosemary and using the liquid for the dough?  Raisins, apples  and/or dried or roasted onions blend well flavour wise.  Or try with ground black pepper.