Thursday, June 7, 2012

Rosemary Bread

This flavorful bread recipe comes from and is supposedly like Macaroni Grill's Rosemary bread.  It's a very easy bread dough which is done in the food processor.  I  think next time I make this I will increase the Rosemary.  I was worried that it would be too strong, but actually I thought it needed more.


1 tablespoon yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup warm water
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons rosemary (I will use 3 T. next time)
2 tablespoons butter, divided

Place yeast, sugar and water in large bowl  and allow mixture to become bubbly.
In food processor, pulse  1 T. butter, salt, and 2 cups of flour.
Add one tablespoon of the fresh chopped rosemary. Add the yeast/sugar/water mixture to the flour mixture in the food processor and mix.  
Knead for about 10 minutes by hand or in food processor for several minutes until smooth and elastic.

Add more flour if necessary. (I needed all the flour).
Oil a bowl, put dough in it and cover with a towel.

Let dough rise in a warm place for one hour until doubled.
Punch down dough and divide in half.

Let dough rest about 5 minutes.

Spray baking pan or cookie sheet with cooking spray. (I use olive oil)

Shape the dough into 2 small rounded oval loaves.

Sprinkle remaining 1 Tablespoon of rosemary over the loaves and press lightly into the surface.

Let loaves rise again until doubled, about 45 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until lightly browned.

Carefully remove from oven, brush with remaining butter .  You can sprinkle with sea salt or Parmesan cheese.

I am sharing with: 
Mix It Up Monday!
On the Menu Monday
Your Cozy Home Party
The Bunny Hop
Full Plate Thursday                                                                
Foodie Friday
Weekend Potluck
Seasonal Sundays


  1. Sounds great! I have a huge rosemary plant (actually 2 plants) and might just add this to Sunday's dinner before it gets too hot and humid to bake bread any more:@)

  2. This looks so good! I haven't made bread in quite a few years, but I would love to try this one.

  3. Oh, my, this bread looks so good! I sure do with I was your neighbor. You cook up a storm and I could sure eat it all! ;)
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

    1. I am very lucky, Sheila. I live close enough to my sweet friend to drop in for treats!

  4. What a beautiful bread! I'll be right over with some butter. Put the teapot on! xoxo

  5. MMM! This bread sounds and looks great. I would love for you to link it up at Weekend Potluck.
    Keep cool this weekend Friend.

  6. Hi Kittty, Rosemary is one of my favorite breads. I use to make bread occasionally, but these two oldsters started cutting back and bread was the first to go. Your recipe looks delicious and I may have to see if I have the touch and give it a try. Thanks for sharing your recipe, your pic has left me drooling for Rosemary bread.

    The French Hutch

  7. Kitty~ I can smell the heavenly rosemary scented aroma from your bread this morning! I'm not a baker and scared of yeast, but I might have to try this since I buy La Brea bakery's Rosemary Olive Oil round loaves at my grocery store :)

  8. You might be addicted to blogger... when you open a food related post and are certain that you can smell said food from where you are sitting. Maybe it's because I love the scent (and taste) of rosemary so much, but I honestly thought I did for a minute.

    This look delicious. I've never had it at MG, but I would love to make it.

  9. This bread looks delicious! I will definitely be trying this recipe! AND I love your idea of fixing the tile. Making a mental note of that one! Thanks for following. Hope to see you again! Enjoy your weekend!

  10. I make Foccacia bread that is similar to this recipe...oh how I love it! I need to make bread! This would be a great recipe to try!

  11. I am such a bread baking wanna be, Kitty! This loaf looks like it is from a farmer's market bakery! Perfect and round!!!
    Thank for being so faithful to ON THE MENU MONDAY and bringing your delicious bread!

  12. I love any type of herb bread and this one is no exception! I can smell it! Delicious!

  13. I found you via Nicole at "Cheese in my Macaroni" via her link-up with "flour Me with Love: Mix it up Monday". This recipe sounds amazing! I can't wait to try it!

    Stef at

  14. This would go great with your ziti!! Love rosemary bread!

  15. Oh my goodness Kitty,
    I can almost smell this awesome bread as it is baking in the oven. I need to go out and clip some Rosemary and make this bread for dinner, yum! Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  16. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a fabulous week end and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  18. Have the first rise in progress......can't wait to taste it!

  19. That looks really delicious! Stopping by from Weekend Potluck :)

  20. YUM! I haven't baked fresh bread in a long time. I need to get my game on! Hugs and blessings, Cindy


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