I made the dough in the bread machine by first warming the water and butter in the microwave for a minute then I added the dry ingrediants and put the yeast on top. Even though I accidently put both tablespoons of butter in the dough it still came out good. I used 2 3/4 cups of flour and only 2 teaspoons of the sugar. Shaped the loaves and let them rise and then used an egg wash (beaten egg yolk with a smidge of water to loosen) then just sprinkled with sea salt. I also put a pan of water on the bottom rack to help with the crust. Not sure if it made a difference or not. A keeper for sure. Thanks.
Fantastic! The best tasting and lightest bread I have ever made! It took a lot of willpower to stop at one thick slice. Yumm. I baked one loaf now and froze the other half of the dough before the second rise. When I get ready to use it I'll thaw it and rise it a second time and bake as usual. Thanks for the great recipe!
This was awesome....It was so easy...tasted better than the Macaroni Grill (even my family thought so) and everyone was impressed that I made it....It is really good when you cook it with a thin coating of olive oil in the bottom of the pan and top it off with a little bit of sea salt. Thanks for the recipe!
Just made this with mostly whole wheat flour. FABULOUS! Light and moist, even with the heavy flour. Didn't put the extra rosemary on top; brushed the finished loaves with melted butter and sea salt. The herbs could easily be substituted with others per your taste. Thank you for posting.
Delicious! We all loved this bread and it does taste like Macaroni Grill's, but it does not rise like theirs. Beware this dough is extemely sticky and gluey. It was all over my hands and very hard to work with when I transferred it to the baking sheet, but it does turn out well! I used the entire 2 1/2 cups of flour and was tempted to add more because of how sticky it was, but I didn't. My kids loved this and I will definitely make again.
Doubled the recipe; the dough initially was a little sticky, but after working it with the KitchenAid/dough hook for about 6 minutes, it came out excellent. Great recipe with a lot of possibilities. Next time I will try to use olive oil and a little Parmesan in the mix. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
Absolutely brilliant! Tastes wonderful. Only thing I did different was added extra rosemary and threw in some minced garlic into the dough. Turned out so yummy. Definitely recommend it to anyone who needs a quick bread that is sure to please everyone at the table. It's so easy to make, just try it.
We have a rosemary plant growing faster than we know what to do with it so I decided to make this bread to accompany a soup. The bread is wonderful and aromatic. I only used 1 tablespoon of butter and thought it was tasty as is. It was a lot easier than I expected. It is a great way to use up some of our rosemary and will be made again.
This is really great bread! Soft on the inside and very aromatic. Will definitely be making again! The only the I'd do differently would be to put a pan of water on the bottom oven rack so the bread would be more crusty. And next time I'll be waiting at the oven door with my dipping oil!
Very good! I added 1/2 whole wheat flour, and it was delicious. I also skipped down to step 8 and threw it all in the bread maker.