Rosemary Bread (No Knead–in the style of Romano’s Macaroni Grill)

In December our oldest daughter had knee surgery, and a dear friend asked if she could bring dinner the night of the surgery.  At the time, I accepted, but didn’t really know just how much I would need it that night.   She asked what R would want for dinner and she told my friend she would like homemade macaroni & cheese.  SO, that night my precious friend brought macaroni & cheese, and a delicious cake, a KILLER salad, and THE MOST AMAZING BREAD!  It is a copy cat of the bread that they serve at the tables at Romano’s Macaroni Grill restuarant.   We’ve only eaten at the restaurant once, and it was many years ago, and I didn’t remember the bread.   I got the recipe for this bread from her and have made it twice this past week….it is SO DELICIOUS and super easy to make.  It comes together very quickly and doesn’t require kneading…. 🙂

“Macaroni Grill” Herb Bread

  • 2 cups warm water (100-115 degrees)
  • 4 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 tbsp. yeast (I prefer SAF brand)
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1 tbsp. butter, melted
  • additional table salt

In Bosch bowl mix water, flour, yeast, sugar, salt and herbs until all combined (if mixing by hand mix with a wooden spoon in a large mixing bowl for 1-2 minutes until everything is very well combined).   Do not let the dough knead (in the mixer bowl).  Cover with lid (or plastic wrap) and let stand for 1 hour until dough has doubled in size.   At the end of 1 hour punch down dough, turn out onto clean surface that has been very lightly oiled.  Gather dough into nice smooth ball and divide into 2 equal pieces and shape each piece into a round loaf.  Place on lightly oiled baking sheet, let rise for 35-45 minutes or until loaves have doubled in size.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  When loaves are doubled and ready to go into oven brush with melted butter and sprinkle with salt (and additional herbs if you want an especially herby bread…my family prefers it with the herbs sprinkled on top in addition to what is inside).  Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes, then reduce oven to 375 degrees and bake an additional 15 minutes.  Remove from oven, slice and enjoy!   THis bread is great with a dipping oil

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1 Response to Rosemary Bread (No Knead–in the style of Romano’s Macaroni Grill)

  1. Pingback: An amazing homemade bread that ANYONE can make…I’m not kidding! | Lori4squaremom's Heart and Home

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