3 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon yeast 1 cup water 2 tablespoons oil 1 egg 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon rosemary, crushed
Grease a large cookie sheet. In bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, salt and yeast. Mix well. Heat water and oil until warm. Add to flour mixture along with the egg. Blend at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes. Stir in 1 3/4 cup flour until dough pulls from side of bowl. Knead in 3/4 c flour on floured surface. Cover with bowl, let sit 5 minutes. Place dough on cookie sheet. Roll out to 12" circle. Cover with greased plastic wrap and cloth towel. Let rise in warm place for 30 minutes. Heat oven to 400F degrees. Uncover dough, poke holes in with spoon handle at 1" intervals. Drizzle oil on dough. Sprinkle with crushed rosemary. Bake at 400F for 17-27 minutes until just golden. Remove from cookie sheet, cool on rack.
I have made this bread about a dozen times for several people and they have all raved about it. It took a little tweaking here and there to get it just right, but now it's my go-to bread. I can make a meal out of this and some roasted garlic and olive oil. I would recommend not adding the salt to the dough until after you have mixed in the yeast, water and oil. Direct contact with salt can kill the yeast and my first attempt never rose because I added the salt to the flour/yeast mixture before the water. Other than that, fantastic recipe!