Rosemary bread

This is an Italian bread, which reminds me of the movie named "Godfather". I have no idea why I associate them together...can't help doing though.

(1) Sprinkle 1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast in 1/4 cup warm water, let stand until foamy;

(2) Blend 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour;

(3) Add 3/4 cup warm water, 5 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp salt and 2 tbsp chopped rosemary;

(4) Mix ingredients well and then knead into a smooth and elastic dough;

(5) Transfer dough ball into a slightly greased bowl, air-tightly cover with plastic wrap, let dough rise in a warm spot until doubled in bulk;

(6) Punch down the dough to remove gas;

(7) Cover dough with damp cloth and let it rest for 15 minutes;

(8) Halve dough and roll each dough into a 11-inch-long loaf, gently twist dough to create contours, then tuck ends underneath;

(9) Transfer to a floured baking sheet;

(10) Cover dough with damp cloth, let it rise for 30 minutes;

(11) Preheat oven to 400F;

(12) Dust loaf with 1 tbsp all purpose flour (with a sieve);

(13) Bake for 30 minutes or until golden in color;

(14) Let cool completely on the wire rack before slicing.

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