Simple Living ~ Daily Bread

 If you read my last post.. you would have read about me making Rustic Bread, and rosemary sea salt..
I have received requests for the recipes.
They are easy and fool-poof recipes.
If you already have these recipes, then you know what I mean.

Rustic Bread:
3 Cups lukewarm water--not too hot.
2 Pkgs. (or 1 1/2 TBSP.) rapid rise active dry yeast.
1 1/4 TBSP. sea salt
6 1/2 Cups all purpose flour.
Pour water into a large bowl, add the yeast and salt.
Stir in flour.
Mix until combined. No kneading is necessary.
                    (I leave my dough proofing on the griddle of our old Wedgewood stove)
 Cover bowl.
Let dough rise for 2 hours.
Stir dough down, and divide into 3
equal portions.
Round dough into balls, tucking ends under. Place on well greased baking sheet. Slash tops with knife and dust with flour.  Let rise 45 minutes. I put mine in the oven with a bowl of really hot water.
Leave the bowl of water in the oven and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Bake bread in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Cool on racks. Makes 3 round loaves.

 To make the rosemary sea salt..
you will need 4-5 sprigs of fresh rosemary, 2 Cups of sea salt, 2 TBSP. of ground black pepper.
 Strip the rosemary leaves off of the stalk and place in food processor.
Pulse to chop the rosemary finely
 Add the 2 Cups of sea salt and the 2 TBSP. of black pepper.

Pulse everything together in the food processor and store in a container of your choice.

This really is a good all purpose seasoning and the rosemary adds that little something special.
The bread is so easy and quick to make... it's one of those recipes that you can almost make in your sleep.
Happy Homemaking.

Attitude of gratitude:
~I'm grateful today to have been able to get out and walk.
I really have missed it, and I feel so blessed to have the ability.
~I'm grateful that we were able to haul off some yard debris to the landfill this morning.
Thanks to Spencer for always being willing to help me.
He knows how those limbs were buggin' me !


  1. Thank you very much for the recipes, Kerin. I bought some big lemons at the market yesterday in preparation of making your lemon/rosemary simmering potpourri.
    Glad you had a nice day.

  2. Ooh, yay!! Thanks for the recipe!! This rustic bread looks so good!!! Have a great day!! xo Heather

  3. Thanks, Kerin for the rosemary sea salt recipe, now I will add the bread too..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  4. This bread sounds delish! Can you use regular salt instead on sea salt?


    1. Hi Melinda...
      You bet! You shouldn't have any issues with using regular salt.
      Happy baking!

  5. Definitely doing the rosemary sea salt. Thanks

  6. Hi Kerin,

    Thank you for posting the recipe for that yummy looking bread. Can't wait to make some. Might have to though. Oh well... I will bookmark this page. :)

    Love the quote by Pres. Monson >>>

    Have a great day. Take care, Janet W

  7. Your recipes sound so good. I'm not much of a cook but I just might have to try the bread. And for sure the rosemary sea salt.
    Thanks for stopping by and you nice comment on my iris.

  8. I love this bread and make it all the time but i don't have that Rosemary Sea Salt mixture....yum! I love rosemary and I have lots of it growing outside. Thanks so much. I love your stove!

  9. Looks showing this to the husband as he is the bread maker. Hope to have it soon!

  10. I love rosemary and use it more than any fresh herb. Never thought to put it in the processor! Thanks for sharing the bread. That you for your kind comment on my blog.


  11. hi kerin
    this bread looks very delicious!!! thanks for the recipe!
    wish you a nice weekend,
    love and hugs regina

  12. Kerin
    I love rosemary, so this really sounds good.
    I like your kitchen stove too! It looks old, but the burners look new. Did you buy a refurbished one? I'm
    just curious!

  13. No.. believe it or not, we were lucky enough to find one in really remarkable condition :)

    There are two lights that are under the shelf that need to be rewired to work.. other than that.. everything works and we love it :)

    (We found it on a local classifieds listing.
    Kinda like Craigslist.. but not).

  14. You know I'm lovin' both the bread AND the Wedgwood stove!! How cool is that?!?! thank you for sharing this recipe. Sounds absolutely wonderful. Have a wonderful weekend, Kerin. blessings ~ tanna

  15. Thanks for the simple bread recipe, Kerin. We don't use a lot of bread here anymore, but there are some weekends with grandkids that three loaves would come in handy!

    Thanks also for your kind comments in re my little sister... I appreciate them more than you know.

  16. Well, I have rosemary and I have the salt. So after visiting your blog I'm definitely going to make some! Thanks for the idea!

  17. Good Monday morning, Kerin! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love baking bread will definitely give it a try.

  18. Oh, my goodness! This bread looks so delish! I must try to make it soon!


  19. Catching up on your blog, Kerin.. I love this recipe and make it often.. It is so easy to change around to other flavors..
    God bless..

  20. Thank you, Kerin. You know I had hoped you would share this and I cannot wait to try it out. I could almost smell the rosemary just by looking at those pics. I promise to share pics when I attempt this soon.
    Much love,


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