Quick Italian Bread

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This is the first time I have ever made bread in my life, and this recipe was really easy. I made both a long loaf and a round one and they both turned out great. Nice chewy crust on the outside and soft on the inside, and great flavor. I'm no longer intimidated of the thought of making bread. Thanks so much, great recipe!!

 
  
. Prep
1 hrs
Cook
20 min.
Ready In
1 hrs
6 servings
Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 
Metric measurements

Ingredients

2 1/4teaspoons yeast, active dry
7/8cups water warm
2 1/2cups bread flour unbleached
1 1/2teaspoons sugarVideo
1 1/2teaspoons salt
1x cornmeal to sprinkle on baking sheet*
* not incl. in nutrient facts

Directions

Proof yeast and 1/2 tsp sugar in 7/8 cup warm water for 10 minutes in a warm place.

In processor, mix flour, remaining 1 teaspoon sugar and salt for 20 sec.

With processor running, pour in the yeast mixture in a continuous stream.

Dough should combine and come clean from the sides of the bowl within a few seconds.

Add more warm water by the teaspoon if necessary.

After dough combines, let processor run (to knead) for 30-40 seconds.

Remove dough and roll it with your hands to about 18 inches long.

Place on sheet that has been sprinkled with corn meal (to prevent dough from sticking).

Cover loosely with oiled plastic wrap.

Allow to rise in warm place for about 45 minutes.

Preheat oven 375.

Remove plastic and diagonally slash loaf w/sharp knife at about 3-inch intervals.

Place in oven .

Spray loaf with water or place a pan of warm water in the rack beneath and bake for 20 min or until lightly browned.

Make 1 loaf bread.

First published: last updated: 2014-10-28

 
 
 
 
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Reviewed: over 3 years ago

This is the first time I have ever made bread in my life, and this recipe was really easy. I made both a long loaf and a round one and they both turned out great. Nice chewy crust on the outside and soft on the inside, and great flavor. I'm no longer intimidated of the thought of making bread. Thanks so much, great recipe!!

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4 comments

AWESOME recipe, which can be used and herbed in many ways....even for pizza dough!!! I am using this at least twice a week, more often if I can think of a new way to serve it, which is easy because it is SOO easy to prepare!!!!

surreymathers
Eddington, United States almost 4 years ago

Looks Great! Can hardly wait to taste them. May have to try it myself.

dAD
Ocean Park, WA over 3 years ago

Great Job, inkky. Can hardly wait to taste it.
May try the recipe myself.

Monte
Ilwaco, United States over 3 years ago

I needed Italian bread in a hurry and forgot to throw the ingredients in my bread machine... discovered this recipe, easy to do, fast, and I was able to make it tonight to go with sausage and pepper pasta... It was FABULOUS!!!!!

anonymous
Lehighton, United States 6 months ago
 
 

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 96g (3.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 2875% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 600mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3g 13%
Sugars g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 19%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?