Tuesday, March 4, 2008

I Love Carbs

And I have a t-shirt to prove it. My bright orange shirt proclaims "I heart Carbs" and features a little dancing pig and cow on the front. I wear it to the gym and it always makes someone laugh. But I truly, truly love carbs. I have also become obsessed with making bread ever since I had success with yeast. This past Sunday my friend Karen was coming for dinner and I planned to make a simple baked ziti. I of course, wanted to make some fresh bread to go with it, but Karen and I were seeing a movie before dinner so there wasn't time for me to rise and bake the bread. I opted for a bread machine recipe instead, so we'd have fresh warm bread when we got in after the movie. I chose this recipe for rosemary bread from All Recipes because it had great reviews and was compared to the bread at Macaroni Grill, which is delicious. This bread, however, I thought was just okay. It had a decent flavor but it was on the dry side. I've had such success with my last two bread making attempts that this one was just okay. But, carb addict that I am, "just okay" bread is certainly better than NO bread and I still managed to eat several slices ;) I used the basic cycle on my bread machine and chose medium crust color.

Jo's Rosemary Bread

1 cup water
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
2 1/2 cups bread flour
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select white bread cycle; press Start.


Lauren said...

You make my day. :)

Cara said...

you make my day too!