Thursday, January 22, 2009

Rosemary Bread (Macaroni Grill)

I LOVE this stuff... It's easy to make, tastes fabulous, goes great with the black bean soup, and makes a smashing grilled cheese sandwich the next day.  
1 Tbsp. yeast
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 c. warm water
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. rosemary (fresh chopped is best)
1 Tbsp. butter

Place yeast, sugar and water in large bowl and let stand, allowing mixtures to grow big and bubbly.  Mix in butter, salt, and two cups of flour.  Add 1 Tbsp. rosemary.  Knead for about 10 minutes by hand, or 5 minutes in a food processor (I use my kitchenaid) until dough is smooth and elastic.  Add more flour if necessary.  Oil a bowl, place dough inside, cover and let rise for one hour until doubled.  Punch down dough and divide in half.  Let dough rest for 5 minutes.  Spray pan with cooking stray and shape the dough into 2 small round oval loaves.  Sprinke remaining Tbsp. rosemary over the loaves and press into surface.  Let loaves rise again until doubled (about 45 min.).  Preheat oven to 375 degrees, bake for 15-20 minute. Brush with extra butter if desired. 

Chrissy Parkinson

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