Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Macaroni Grill Bread

(No, I didn't sign my name backwards like they do
at the restaurant - I am lucky to be able to sign it
 at all using more than 1 crayon at a time!)

Doesn't the warm, aromatic bread at 
Macaroni Grill make you throw all
low carb intentions aside?  It does that to me!

I am a confessed breadaholic and I
have seen recipes around the web for this
wonderful Macaroni Grill Bread
which is stuffed full of dried rosemary,
crisp on the outside and
 light and fluffy on the inside. 

After reading several, I tried this one

Macaroni Grill Bread

1 C. warm water
1 1/2 tsp. dried yeast
3 T. olive oil
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 T. dried rosemary
2 1/2 C. flour

Place water and yeast in the bottom of your
mixer bowl and add all of the other ingredients.
Mix with the dough hook for about 5 minutes.
Oil bowl and then cover and let raise until
double, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

I wanted somewhat square loaves like
they serve, so I shaped the entire dough
into an oblong and cut it in half and then cut off
the opposite ends to make it the shape I wanted.

Brush the top of the loaves with olive oil and
then sprinkle with kosher salt and dried rosemary.

Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for
20-25 minutes. 

It was perfect!  I was afraid of that much
dried rosemary, but the texture, the flavor,
everything was wonderful.

Serve it with great olive oil that you add
a little cracked pepper to, and a little balsamic
vinegar if you want.

My niece dropped by and had some and
she fell in love with it too.  It is so 
quick and easy to make and you could
keep one loaf and take one to a neighbor!

I will be posting this with
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  1. Oh how I adore this bread....It's my favorite part of going to The Macaroni Grill.

  2. I love this bread!! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I have eaten there once but honestly I don't remember the bread! How crazy is that?! The recipe sounds easy and very delicious. I might make this for the holidays, turning it into rolls. xo

  4. What a wonderful recipe. you always come up with the best. Thanks for sharing Jacqueline. Love that name. It's also my Mother's name.

  5. I've never been to a Macaroni Grill, but after seeing this bread I may have to seek one out. Better yet, I think I'll just make the bread. :)It looks wonderful!

  6. Yummy looking...bread is one of my downfalls...especially homemade!

  7. The bread looks beautiful! I could go to town on it right now:@)

  8. Since I like all your breads:) This will be one of the next.
    Thank you.
    You share well:)

  9. I've never been to the Macaroni Grill, but I'll take your word for it that his is great bread. I need a good bread recipe and this looks to be it!! Thanks so much!


  10. Oh yum! I've got to make this bread! There is no Macaroni Grill near where I live currently, so I was thrilled when we went to one a couple hours away while running an errand a few months ago. But they were out of bread!!! I was so disappointed. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  11. OMG! I think I'm in love! WOW. I am a breadaholic too! So, I just stay away from it!! But, hmmmm, holidays, I'm thinking!! Looks wonderful and I can taste it now.

  12. What a BEAUTIFUL loaf! I'll be making it this week, guaranteed.

  13. *Drooool* I can't wait to try making this one, too, Jacqueline! I must have 3 different types of dipping seasonings in my cupboard for adding to EVOO, so this will be a good reason to use some up.

    Thanks for the recipe, although I'll probably be lazy & make mine in my bread machine. I'm not fussy about the shape! LOL


    p.s. Try a sprinkle of Pecorino/Romano cheese in the EVOO! YUMMMMMM!

  14. Mmm...Yum! I will definitely be trying this one!


  15. I'm very happy to have this recipe, Jacqueline. We love Macaroni Grill's bread and it will be perfect with a pot of soup I have simmering on the stove. I don't bake bread very often but think I can manage this recipe.

  16. I am so yeast challenged but am willing to keep trying to make this.

  17. You just had to post this :-) It sounds amazing, and I am a bread maker. Gotta try it!

  18. I do love this and so does my family. Thanks Jackie, I'm making some for a soup party tomorrow night. It's my DIL's birthday and this is her favorite thing, soup and bread.

  19. This look scrumptious! Thanks so much for the recipe! I'm also eyeing the
    pancakes on the sidebar! I will be trying both!

    I am following you on Pinterest too!

  20. Your bread looks so perfect! Sounds delicious and inspires me to make more bread.

  21. oh my, I can't wait to try this!! I have some Rosemary growing...I think I'll go snip some & let it dry. I can just about taste it after seeing your wonderful photos...mmmmm!!!!

  22. I've never heard of Macaroni Grill but then I never heard of the Pizza Factory either. You have some great bread-serving places there and I love how to track down those recipes!

    This looks ahhh-mazing and soon-to-be pinned!

  23. That bread looks delicious! I've never been to the Macaroni Grill. They've just built one here, I'll have to try it.

    Great Post!

  24. Mmmmmm, yum! Thanks for the recipe, Jacqueline. I love their bread!..Christine

  25. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I absolutely love the bread at Macaroni Grill. I can't wait to make it!

  26. I can smell the heavenly aroma from here! Delicious~

  27. I've never eaten at Macaroni Grill, but any homemade loaf of bread in melted butter is okay by me:) I'm going to find a Macaroni Grill!

  28. This looks absolutely delicious! There's nothing quite as good as fresh bread.

    Thanks for the recipe. I'll be trying it soon.


  29. I have never been there, but the bread looks delicious!

  30. Beautiful! looks wonderful! JoAnn

  31. Hi Jacqueline, Thank you for sharing this recipe. I love their bread and yours looks yummy.

  32. Oh man, this looks good.

    - The Tablescaper

  33. Love their bread and I know I would love this too. Joni

  34. I just made this bread. Could you be off on the flour amount? Mine was not very firm???

  35. No, McCall, the secret to this bread recipe is that the dough is really super soft and that makes for a soft bread.

  36. Do you let it raise before baking it?

  37. just attempted to make this recipe. . .the dough would not rise =((


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