Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Balloon Boy Bread

They always say it's good to be able to laugh at yourself. It's okay, I know you're laughing, too. I'd made this bread before and it turned out great. I love the flavor of rosemary in bread. The taste is amazing and the smell in the kichen is heavenly. The second time I made it, I made the mistake of leaving it in the bowl for the second rise. Not sure what I was thinking. As I tried to take it out of the bowl and put it on the baking sheet, it fell and became a blob of dough. Because we liked the flavor so well, I decided to bake in anyway. As it was baking, I looked in the oven and laughed. It was balloon boy bread. The texture was a little more glutenous than it should have been but the flavor was still delicious.

Romano's Macaroni Grill Rosemary Bread
Courtesy of Hunter at Recipezaar

1 tablespoon yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup warm water
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons rosemary
2 tablespoons butter

Place yeast, sugar and water in large bowl or food processor and allow mixture to become bubbly.
Mix in 1 T butter, salt, and 2 cups of flour.
Add one tablespoon of the fresh chopped rosemary.
Knead for about 10 minutes by hand or in food processor about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic. Add more flour if necessary.
Oil a bowl, put dough in it and cover with a towel.
Let dough rise in a warm place for one hour until doubled.
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.
Remove from oven, brush with remaining butter (and salt if desired.).

I am linking this to Tasty Tuesday, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday and Tuesday's at the Table.


  1. That sounds delicious. Rosemary is such an interesting flavor.

  2. Looks like a great bread to me! If I was baking it, it would have burned not bubbled :)

  3. Sounds yummy!

  4. I was SMILING but you have to admit, many people are afraid of using yeast and you have no inhibitions. This bread looks delicious and I love the flavors in the recipe. Definitely a bread I want to run in the kitchen and get started on. I just might, to go with dinner tonight. Thank you for sharing =).

  5. Hello Julie,

    The point is, you weren't thinking! Welcome to my world...regardless of how it looks, I can smell and taste it and it's fabulous. Have a great night!

  6. Bubble boy bread.....I love it! LOL!

    I really does look delicious.

  7. I absolutely love rosemary! I can just imagine the lovely scent that filled the house as this baked!

  8. That is making my mouth water. I have rosemary in my garden.

  9. How funny! I think we've all made bread and forgotten about it so that it overtook the counter but I've never been brave enough to bake it!

    I love these flavors (I make a flatbread with rosemary and sea salt and it's a favorite).

  10. Looks awesome. I can imagine how great the rosemary tasted here.

  11. How unique! Now you know how when you want to make a balloon boy bread again!

    My husband loves the herb rosemary so I know he would enjoy this bread!

  12. I'm sure we've all have our yeasted-kitchen stories. At least it makes baking a little more eventful =-) By the way, I love this bread from Macaroni Grill! The rosemary in it is delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Love the comparison. This is ao my favorite. I have been missing Macaroni Grill. Thanks for feeding the crave!!

  14. I'm sorry , but I'm sure it was delicious !!

  15. Bread making can be intimidating (for me at least). I am glad you baked it anyway - I am sure it was fantastic.


Thanks for commenting on my blog!