Italian Peasant Bread for Bread Machine

Recipe by Jamie Renee
READY IN: 2hrs 55mins
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • Place ingredients, according to manufacturer's directions into your bread machine.
  • (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).
  • Remove from machine when cycle is complete and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Shape dough by hand, into a rectangular mound, spreading kind of thin, maybe an inch or two of thickness.
  • 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).
  • Brush with a little olive oil, sprinkle with rosemary and salt if desired. (This is the way its done at Macaroni Grill).
  • 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.
  • Have everyone tear their pieces of bread with their hands,and serve with olive oil flavored with fresh ground pepper.