Cooking with Rosemary March Challenge


March 9, 2014 by Joanne T Ferguson

Joanna's Crock Pot Rosemary and Lavender Pull Apart Rolls
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Recipe type: Baking
Serves: 10 - 12
  • 7 grams active yeast
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon xylitol (feel free to substitute sugar)
  • 1½ teaspoons sea salt
  • 3 cups self-raising flour
  • 1½ tablespoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Lavender Flowers, finely chopped (see note)
  1. In a small bowl, combine water and years until foams.
  2. In a stand in mixer with the paddle attachment, combine milk, egg, oil, xylitol, salt until well combined.
  3. Slowly pour in yeast; combine well.
  4. Switch to kneading hooks; knead 5 minutes; can hand knead.
  5. Place dough onto floured surface and cut into 12 evenly weighed pieces. (see note)
  6. Sprinkle finely chopped rosemary and lavender onto each piece of dough; roll into a ball.
  7. Line a crock pot lightly with oil spray; place dough balls in so they are touching each other.
  8. Cook on low for 1 hour.
  9. Remove dough from crock pot; place on a flat tray under the griller for about 4 minutes or until golden brown. (see note)
  10. Enjoy!
Recipe was inspired by Slow Cooker Rosemary Pull Apart Rolls via Who Needs a Cape?
Do not place baking paper under griller or it "may" catch fire.
I used Herbie's Lavender Flowers. (

Are you up to viewing this month’s Cooking with Rosemary March Challenge with me?

Thanks to Karen From Lavender and Lovage in issuing this month’s challenge: Rosemary!

I have HEAPS of rosemary in my garden and seems like it is one of the few plants or herbs that I seemingly can’t kill!

Let me tell you, it is a thrill!

Karen shared with us that:
Rosemary is a robust and most versatile herb with a flavour that complements a wide variety of dishes and ingredients. Native to the Mediterranean, its bittersweet green leaves resemble pine needles. The plant is an evergreen shrub, so the leaves are available fresh all year round. (BBC – Food)

Rosemary-Flowers                         Photo Courtesy of Karen via Lavender and Lovange

I have been waiting for the right time in make this recipe, as it has been in my What’s On The List folder for quite some time!

I first saw Slow Cooker Rosemary Pull Apart Rolls on Bevin’s, Heather’s, Lori’s, Rebecca’s and Sherry’s fun blog called Who Needs a Cape?; even the blog name causes one to be curious to see!

My name is Joanne aka Joanna aka mickeydownunder aka FANG, and I have a confession today!

When a friend previously suggested that bread could be made in a crock pot, I initially, well, um, sort of….OKAY I laughed as SURELY it could NOT be true!

Then I made Oatmeal Amaranth Seeded Bread Cooked in A What? and it was a
GREAT success!
Amanranth-bread Butter-bread
Yes, I did apologize to my friend too!

With Karen’s cookingwithherbs Rosemary challenge AND in having a recipe I wanted to do, I decided to slightly adapt the recipe to suit my food lifestyle of limiting sugar; I use Xlear Australia Xylitol exclusively in my cooking and baking!

It is now with GREAT pleasure I “introduce” Joanna’s Crock Pot Rosemary and Lavender Pull Apart Rolls!

I LOVE using Herbie’s Spices ; love learning more about spices every day…YOU?

Did you know that Lavender Flowers is know as “el khzama” in Morocco?

Now you do!
Spice-lavenderRolls-bread Bread-lavender.jog
Do you like Pull Apart Rolls?

Do you like Rosemary?

Do you have a favorite Rosemary recipe?

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I hope I have inspired you and hope you enjoyed this Cooking with Rosemary March Challenge as much as I did too!

64 thoughts on “Cooking with Rosemary March Challenge

  1. Angela says:

    Gorgeous looking rolls!!! I love the flavor combination you use! Yum!

  2. Nancy Fox says:

    These sound so good Joanne!

  3. Erlene says:

    I’ve seen crockpot breads all over Pinterest, but I haven’t made one yet. I’m going to give it a shot.

  4. I just love rosemary bread. I’ve never had lavender before.

  5. Raelene says:

    Hi Joanne. These look AMAZING. Just looking at the recipe on website, when do I add the flour? I know bread usually has “rules” so not to put some ingredients together so don’t want to stuff it up before I even start…TIA 🙂

  6. Thank you for sharing at our Simple Supper Tuesday Linky Party! You have been featured at Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog!! Nettie xxoo

  7. Thanks so much for stopping by! I do hope you try these as the kitchen does smell AMAZING!

  8. What a gorgeous herb bread! I love lavender and rosemary. I have many little plants of both in my herb garden, as well as an absolutely huge rosemary bush that thinks it is queen of the garden. Love the cooking method for these rolls as well. Pinned 🙂

  9. What a great twist on rosemary bread! Thank you for sharing with us at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  10. Love the addition of lavender…nice!!! 🙂

  11. These look so yummy! And I love that they are from the crock pot! Awesome!

  12. Krystal says:

    These look amazing! I am so excited to try.

  13. savoryexperiments says:

    These look fabulous, Joanne!

  14. These are beautiful rolls! I think I’ll make these for Easter! Thanks for sharing at my Sunday Dinner Link Party!

  15. I can almost smell it from here!! Gorgeous photography!!

  16. Winnie says:

    AWESOME bread!!
    I have lavender and I just need to try this recipe

  17. leggypeggy says:

    I’m lucky enough to have rosemary and ‘her’ flowers growing in my garden. Thanks for the ideas.

  18. Shelby says:

    I’m quite intrigued by rolls in the crockpot! This is a definite try for me!

  19. WOW! What an amazing recipe Joanne and such lovely photos too! You have captured my heart and imagination with this lovely post and entry into Cooking with Herbs, thanks so much and can you tell I LOVE it!! Karen/FT xxxx

  20. These rosemary and lavender rolls look so amazing!! Great recipe!

  21. This is one of my favorite herbs. Lovely bread rolls.



  22. theninjabaker says:

    Fantastic, Joanne! Your rolls looks so lovely…Perfect for – any time of the day! And I love, love the scent of lavender. Of course, I’ve got some in my pantry =) Seriously, I do =)

    So nice to learn that my newly acquired slow cooker can also accommodate bread making! Thank you for the recipes.

    Wishing you the best always!

  23. Roshni says:

    What a lovely bread! Never cooked with Lavender before

  24. Dear Joanne, These are beautiful rolls indeed! The rosemary is such a pretty herb!
    I would very much enjoy making these rolls. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  25. FABBY says:

    Sorry…I meant Joanne! I was drooling over the Rosemary rolls, lol!

  26. FABBY says:

    I couldn’t find your follow link Rosemary. Please let me know where it is! I love food blogs and I’m liking yours!

    • Thank you Fabby for stopping by and your lovely comments. Currently, you can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Stumble Upon. I am working on an email follow system for the future.

  27. FABBY says:

    Oh wow, those pull apart rolls are making me drool for one or two with a hot cuppa coffee, which I gave up for Lent, so I am craving it! Thank you so much for the récipes I see here. I will follow you if I haven’t yet…hope you like to do the same. Have a nice week ahead.

  28. Oh those rolls sound brilliant! And how cool that you can bake them in a crock pot.

  29. These pullaparts look fantastic. And I like your use of the Easy Recipe plug in! 😀

  30. leggypeggy says:

    I love rosemary and use it often. Yummo!

  31. Liz Posmyk of Bizzy Lizzy's Good Things says:

    How gorgeous! I can imagine the fragrances as the bread bakes!

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