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    Italian Peasant Bread for Bread Machine

    Italian Peasant Bread for Bread Machine. Photo by Bonnie G #2

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    2 hrs 55 mins

    2 hrs 30 mins

    25 mins

    Jamie Renee's Note:

    Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, this bread flecked with herbs, is an almost identical version to the bread served at the popular restaurant Ramano's Macoroni Grill. I came across the recipe after becoming addicted to their bread and craving it constantly (thanks to Google search and Cafe Michele). It's a great bread to tear and dip in flavored olive oils and to serve with your best Italian pasta dishes, or soups.

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    Serves: 2-4



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    1. 1
      Place ingredients, according to manufacturer's directions into your bread machine.
    2. 2
      (some call for all liquids, or all dry ingredients first, so know your machine) Set machine to "dough cycle" and wait. (This takes most machines about an hour and a half for a full cycle).
    3. 3
      Remove from machine when cycle is complete and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
    4. 4
      Shape dough by hand, into a rectangular mound, spreading kind of thin, maybe an inch or two of thickness.
    5. 5
      Cover and let rise in a warm place for about an hour or until doubled in size. (This is a good time to go ahead and turn the oven on to preheat and help warm the kitchen).
    6. 6
      Brush with a little olive oil, sprinkle with rosemary and salt if desired. (This is the way its done at Macaroni Grill).
    7. 7
      Bake at 375°F for 20-25 minutes until crust is golden and crispy. Bread is meant to be a flatter shape and not a high rising bread.
    8. 8
      Have everyone tear their pieces of bread with their hands,and serve with olive oil flavored with fresh ground pepper.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 12, 2003


      This tastes just like the bread at Macaroni Grill. The rosemary flavor was wonderful. I am so happy to find this recipe. I reduced the olive oil in the bread to one tablespoon and only used 1 teaspoon of salt. After brushing the risen loaf with olive oil, I sprinked on garlic salt and basil. It turned out perfect. Thanks for posting!

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    • on July 26, 2003


      This is a really good bread recipe .. I did cut the amount of salt in half to allow the bread to rise higher .. thanks

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    • on February 10, 2009


      I am one of the few people who still regularly uses my bread machine. One of the reasons I GOT a bread machine in the first place is because I LOVE the bread I get at places like the Macaroni Grill. This recipe makes bread that is EXACTLY like it. I let my machine bake it all the way through instead of taking the dough out, shaping it and letting it bake in the oven; it's the TASTE I care about rather than the more than the shape. This recipe makes bread that is freaking AWESOME!!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Italian Peasant Bread for Bread Machine

    Serving Size: 1 (126 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 632.0
    Calories from Fat 137
    Total Fat 15.2 g
    Saturated Fat 2.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 3497.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 107.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.1 g
    Sugars 9.7 g
    Protein 15.3 g

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