By Hunter on June 12, 2003
Photo by treeharrison
Photo by treeharrison
"This is an attempt to immitate the excellent bread that is served in the Macaroni Grill Restaurant."
Serving Size: 1 (611 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"Delicious! I doubled the recipe & put the dough in a 9" round silicone cake pan & it came out perfect. The bread is delicious. Instead of butter, with 5 min left to bake - I did a egg white wash & sprinkled rosemary & sea salt. Next time I'll try Parmesan too!
Great for egg sandwiches!"
"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!"
"I made this bread and it was as good or better than the restaurant. It was so delicious!!!!!! I doubled the recipe when I made it so I would have lots for my family to enjoy. To be healthier, I substituted smart balance instead of butter. Next time I will substitute olive oil instead of butter. I found that I had to use a little extra flour than the recipe said, no big deal. It is great!!!"
"I love this bread, and it smells heavenly when baking. I also add a bit of italian seasoning and divide the dough into two smaller loaf pans. Perfect size for smaller families, and freeze one for later. Delicious!!!!!"
"I made this today and it turned out great. It is sticky as others have stated but I used a food processor and it wasn't so bad. Tastes great!"
"This recipe tastes great and pretty darn close to the real thing. My only problem, probably my error somewhere, but both times I have made this is doesn't rise to a beautiful full dome and is on the flatter side. It rises beautifully the first rise. Not sure what I'm doing wrong- if any of can help me let me know. I was precise with my measurements so not sure where I could have went wrong."
"My loaves turned out perfectly! I didn't add as much rosemary as called for, and I baked the bread above a pot of boiling water in the oven. They turned out perfectly golden brown with an all over crust. Baked them for 15 minutes each at 375 in conventional oven. Will use this recipe again, next time maybe adding whole wheat flour."
"Very Good, I added Parm. to the flour and crushed Garlic, brushed with olive oil, sprinkled rosemary and garlic powder and a little salt. But first shaped it into a braid, my son inlaw gave me all the tips and found this recipe and little did he know this was my first loaf of bread that was not as hard as a rock.......... ;)"
"This is one of my go-to breads when I want to serve a homemade one. It's incredibly simple and tasty enough to eat all by itself, without even a spread. I use olive oil in the dough."
"This is the best bread I have ever eaten. So delish. One loaf alredy gone in about 10 minutes!!!"
"Spot on with flavor! I will use oil in the dough next time rather than butter to make the bread crispier on top. I also want to try cooking it at 400 next time (note to self). Great recipe!"
"I made a double batch for a family dinner of 25. This was a GREAT recipe! I let the regular yeast rise with the sugar and water for a good hour. I also used garlic in my butter when mixed. I coated the top with sea salt and butter egg wash very lightly and it was amazing! I think it turned out better that the one at Mac Grill. Thanks for the post!!"