Summer may be a little hit-and-miss in this country, but there are flavours that I always associate with this time of the year, holidays and the Mediterranean. That means that I can bring a little taste of summer into my home just by cooking and baking with these flavours even when it’s raining buckets outside and I have to wear woolly socks. Salt, olive oil and rosemary are just some of them.
I vividly remember childhood holidays in the South where the bread always seemed to taste better, be fluffier and never lasted very long because we would gobble it all up in record time. It didn’t have rosemary on it as far as I remember, but I do recall the texture and this is pretty much as close as I have ever managed to get to recreating it myself. If you fancy a simple and super-tasty bread recipe, then you might like this one. It does take a little time (all bread does) and will probably be eaten quicker than the time it takes to make, but it is definitely worth the effort.