I started making this bread after I fell in love with the bread from Macaroni Grill,
but wanted to be able to make it at home.
It is very easy to make and much cheaper.
1 package or 1 tablespoon yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup warm water
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon melted butter
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
In a small glass bowl mix yeast and sugar. Add water and stir with a wooden spoon. Do not use metal as it reacts to the yeast. Allow mixture to rest 10 minutes. In a medium bowl, add flour, salt, 1 tablespoon of the chopped rosemary and 1 tablespoon of the melted butter. Add yeast mixture and combine. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for 5-10 minutes. Dough will be firm and not sticky. Place dough in an oiled bowl and allow to rise in a warm place for approximately 1 hour.
Tip: If your kitchen is not so warm, preheat your oven to 170 degrees. Once oven is heated, turn off and place bowl with dough in it. Allow dough to rise in heated oven. (Works every time.)
Once dough has risen, punch down. Place on an oiled pan and divide into 2 loaves. Press remainder of chopped rosemary on each loaf. Allow dough to rest 10-20 minutes. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Bake loaves for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, brush each loaf with remaining melted butter and sprinkle with coarse salt. Cook for 10-15 more minutes or until lightly browned.
I hope that you enjoy this bread as much as I do.