Rosemary-Thyme and Chocolate Chip Breads + Giveaway!

Vegetarian

Rosemary-Thyme and Chocolate Chip Breads + Giveaway! 1

I think artisan breads are one of the biggest rip offs. I always stop to look at them at the farmer’s market. They’re beautiful and tempting, but I know they’re not worth the $5+ price tag when I can make one at home for just a few cents.

 Breads can seem intimidating, but they really aren’t very difficult – especially if you use a “No Knead” method. Although this method requires some advance planning (it’ll need to rise all day), it only takes about 5 minutes of active prep time. The bread has a nice, delicate crumb and a complex, almost sourdough-like flavor. Once you have the basics down, it’s really easy to customize the loaves with different add-ins to come up with your own unique creation.

 The two breads here are from one batch of dough. I split it in half and then made one savory bread to serve with dinner and one sweet bread to have for breakfast. The savory bread has about 2 Tbs each of fresh rosemary and fresh time and is topped with salted sunflower seeds. This is one of the best combinations I’ve come up with – it’s absolutely amazing, especially served warm from the oven and topped with butter and sea salt.

 The sweet version has about ¼ cup of mini chocolate chips in it. This one was great toasted and spread with a little bit of almond butter. CG was nice sent me some individual packets of Barney Butter that are awesome. Each pack has 90 calories and is the perfect amount for 2 pieces of toast. I never have time to eat breakfast at home, and I loved how easy it was to just throw the individual packet in my bag so I could make my toast at work without having to lug around a whole jar of nut butter. I’ll definitely be buying some of these! (Thanks, CG!)

 Some of the recipes floating around for this are overly complicated, and require things like Dutch Ovens. I just form mine into boules and bake them right on my pizza stone and they come out great! Also, the rise-time doesn’t need to be exact. If you have time, mix it up in the morning and let it sit all day. If you’re not a morning person, mix it before you go to bed the night before. It’ll come out just as great! I usually mix mine in the mornings on the weekend and at night during the week.

Rosemary-Thyme and Chocolate Chip Breads + Giveaway! 2

 Basic No-Knead Bread

  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 1 cup whole white wheat flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon yeast
  • 1-1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water

Optional:

  • 4 Tbs fresh herbs or ¼ cup mini chocolate chips for filling
  • 2 Tbs sunflower seeds for topping

 Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. You’ll be left with a wet (Mark Bittman calls it “shaggy”) dough. Cover with a towel and leave in a warm space in your kitchen for at least 6-8 hours.

 Set a baking pan filled with water on the bottom of your oven. Place pizza stone in the oven and heat to 450. Once oven is heated, allow it to heat an additional 15 minutes before putting bread in. While oven is preheating, divide the dough in half on a floured counter. Slightly flatten each half into a square. Sprinkle with your desired filling, then form into a round boule shape. Top with desired topping (if using) and sprtiz with cooking spray. Transfer to pizza stone and bake for about 40 minutes. Bread will be done when an instant-read thermometer reads 210.

 Remove from oven and let cool on a baking rack for 15 minutes before slicing.

 Each loaf will yield about 8 slices.

 

By on June 23rd, 2009

About Lauren

Hi, I'm Lauren! I'm a certified plant-based cook and enthusiastic omnivore who loves looking for creative ways to make weeknight meals more nutritious. I'm the author of Heathy Eating One Pot Cookbook and Healthy Meal Prep Slow Cooker Cookbook.

More posts by this author.

34 thoughts on “Rosemary-Thyme and Chocolate Chip Breads + Giveaway!”

  1. On Monday while searching for instant read cooking thermometer, your post regarding Rosemary-Thyme and Chocolate Chip Breads + Giveaway! :: Healthy Delicious came up. Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you for a great resource.There is thing else like your site on the net today. My friends are just going to love this site once I let them kw about it.

    Reply
  2. While searching for instant read cooking thermometer on Thursday, your blog came up and your post regarding Rosemary-Thyme and Chocolate Chip Breads + Giveaway! :: Healthy Delicious looked very interesting to me.I just wanted to drop you a note telling you how impressed I was with the information you have posted here. I also have websites & blogs so I kw what I am talking about when I say your site is top-notch! Keep up the great work, you are providing a great resource on the Internet here!

    Reply
  3. I found your blog via Google on Wednesday while searching for instant read cooking thermometer and your post regarding Rosemary-Thyme and Chocolate Chip Breads + Giveaway! :: Healthy Delicious looked very interesting to me. I was impressed by your site and offerings. I was looking at some of the articles and it really impressed me. All I can say is congratulations on creating this site and what took you so long? I look forward to returning.

    Reply
  4. I found your blog via Google while searching for instant read cooking thermometer and your post regarding Rosemary-Thyme and Chocolate Chip Breads + Giveaway! :: Healthy Delicious captured my attention. All I can say is WOW! Extremely nice layouts, awesome graphics and great articles. No matter how many times I come here, I am still impressed by the very professional appearance. Congratulations on a job well done.

    Reply

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.