Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Bread

Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Loaf
When Laureen said it's very very good, I really believe it had to be very very good! Bake with one of my two favourite ingredients - garlic and rosemary, it definitely cannot go wrong! I've never explored roasted garlics before. All I had tried was just sauteed garlic or fried garlic as garnish. Roasted garlic? It is truly heaven sent!

I've been baking sweet buns since the day I found the perfect recipe for it! So it's time to cut down on sugars...I just couldn't wait to try the Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Bread when I saw it! Now, it says two heads of garlic...hmm, what does two heads means? Two small  cloves? Or two big garlic cloves? Ah...luckily I still have sanity check. Looking at the ingredients of using 560g of flour, how would two small cloves provide enough taste? So I decided to use two large garlic cloves, unpeeled. Through that, I've learnt two new things - heads of garlic, and roasting garlic.
I'm a lover for herbs, especially rosemary. I like to buy them too! However, because I know I don't usually use them up fast enough, I will just keep them in the freezer. And I'm happy to just do that so that I can have fresh herbs as and when I want. Well, it might not be as good as freshly plucked ones, but who can tell the difference? :p
You can find the original recipe at Eat and Be Happy. For me, I used a mixture of wholemeal wheat flour, bread flour and plain flour. It turned out to be perfect. I like wholemeal wheat flour in my breads, it made me feel less guilty when eating them! And yes, the recipe really made a HUGE enormous loaf! I will make it into two loaves the next time I baked. It's a rustic dense soft loaf!
Roasted Chicken & Wrap
If you asked me, I have no inspirations lately. However, my love for eating never dies. So what happens when my inspirations are out? Well, just check out other bloggers' and follow them. That was what happened on Friday when I made the Crispy Roast Chicken from Happy Home Baking. Thanks to her detailed explanation, I was able to make wonderfully roasted herbed chicken. Since I used rosemary in my rustic bread bake above, I decided to use fresh thyme for the chicken instead. It turned out to be truly good.
Instead of having roast chicken with the usual rice, I decided to have it with wholemeal tortilla wraps (as suggested by HHB too!) As I've not tried making tortillas, I decided to buy them instead. Just in case it didn't turn out good. Slice out the chicken pieces, place them on the wrap with lettuce, cheese and button mushrooms, then wrapped them up... Hmm, you'll have a wonderfully satisfied healthy meal! Enjoy!


thecoffeesnob said...
July 17, 2011 at 7:06 PM

Hi Jane! I'm so glad you loved this loaf- and I loved your healthy spin on it. Anyway roasted garlic has just an incredibly sweet, mellow flavour that's so unlike raw or sauteed garlic right? Try adding unpeeled garlic cloves to potatoes before you roast them- they will be out of this world by time the potatoes are done roasting! :)

thecoffeesnob said...
July 17, 2011 at 7:08 PM

You've got my vote, by the way. It's nice to finally be able to put a face to your blog! :D

passionbaker said...
July 17, 2011 at 9:32 PM

Yeah yeah! I love it with wholemeal flour! Hey, I must really thank you for introducing roasted garlic to me. Hehe... It has this really subtle taste. I realized that even though I couldn't taste the garlic in the bread slice, but after eating, I can feel the garlic lingering in my mouth! I like it very much! Thanks for sharing the roasted garlic with the potato. I shall try it soon!

passionbaker said...
July 17, 2011 at 9:34 PM

Thanks much Laureen! I thought you've seen a pic of me before... Hahaha... said...
July 18, 2011 at 3:53 AM

WOW! That is one delicious loaf... I mean, how can you go wrong with garlic and rosemary... yummo!!!

P.S. voted!

Precious Moments said...
July 18, 2011 at 12:15 PM

Voted! All the best.

I love roasted garlic and I love those herbs! Great combination.

Happyhomebaking said...
July 18, 2011 at 3:41 PM

I have already bookmarked Laurreen's recipe, will certainly try to make the roasted garlic bread. btw, I used store bought tortillas too :)

passionbaker said...
July 18, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Hi Kate,
Thanks for your vote!
I believe you would have love this loaf too!

passionbaker said...
July 18, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Thanks Edith! Good luck to us!

passionbaker said...
July 18, 2011 at 7:40 PM

Thanks for your suggestion actually! Otherwise, I won't have thought of such healthy option for dinner!
If you made the bread loaf, it'll be better to use wholemeal flour too! I know you're a very health conscious person too! :)

jo said...
July 21, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Wow, a truly gorgeous and flavourful bread. The top has the classic crust and the inside looks soft and chewy at the same time.

passionbaker said...
July 22, 2011 at 9:07 AM

Thanks Jo! You should try this bread loaf too! It's really good!

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