Terracotta Bread Pots
  • 3tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onionfinely chopped
  • 4tsp sugar or 1/4 C of honey your preference
  • 2 packets of active dry yeast
  • 2tbsp fresh rosemary leavesfinely chopped
  • 1tbsp sea salt
  • non-stick spraypreferably olive oil
  • 2cups water
  • 5cups flourSpelt- low gluten or Buckwheat-gluten free*
  • 6 four inch unglazed terracotta flower pots
  1. Brown onions in 1 T. of Olive Oil, remove from heat and cool
  2. Pour ½ C of warm water and sugar (or honey) into your mixing bowl. Add yeast packets and allow to sit for approximately five minutes (yeast should become foamy)
  3. Add another 1½ C. of warm water, browned onions, and the remainder of your ingredients. Knead with dough hooks (medium high) or by hand until dough is smooth and malleable.
  4. Place dough in a greased, glass bowl; cover and allow to rise (more than double).
  5. While your dough is rising, line the bottom of your terra-cotta pots with waxed paper. A small circular piece at the bottom of each pot will serve the purpose, although I have a friend who used cupcake liners with great success. After lining, spray the inside of your pots with non-stick spray.
  6. Remove dough from bowl, punch down, and split into six equal parts. Roll each section into the shape of a ball and tuck into your flower pots. Once again, allow dough to rise and double. When ready, your dough should be visibly above the rim of the pot.
  7. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and bake on center rack for 30 minutes (or until golden brown). Remove pots from the oven and brush with melted butter. Before serving, garnish your pot with fresh rosemary sprigs. Note, you can create these conversation starters with any type of dough, be creative!
Recipe Notes

*Other flours may be used. I prefer the nutty nuances provided by spelt and buckwheat flours…. Added bonus, little or no gluten.

If baking bread seems overwhelming, frozen bread dough is a tasty alternative. Frozen dinner rolls work best, as they are already sized for use. All you need to do is place the rolls inside of your pots, allow to rise according to the instructions found on the package, brush with melted butter, and sprinkle rosemary accordingly. Directions for baking will also be found on your package.

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