Italian Bread

Italian Bread Recipe

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About Italian Bread Recipe:

Homemade Italian bread is actually very easy to make and tastes delicious!

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Ingredients
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Ingredients for Italian Bread Recipe

  • 2.50 cup Bread Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3/4 cup Warm Water
  • 1 tablespoon Yeast
  • 1/4 cup Warm Water, for mixing with the yeast
  • 1 Egg, scrambled
  • As required Semolina Flour
Nutrition
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MacroNutrients
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Vitamins & Minerals
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
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  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment

Directions

How to Make Italian Bread Recipe

STEP 01

Begin by mixing the yeast with the 1/4 cup of warm water.

STEP 02

In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, salt and olive oil.

STEP 03

Mix the yeast and water combination again before adding into the large bowl.

STEP 04

Using clean hands, begin mixing the contents in the bowl, by hand.

STEP 05

If too dry, slowly add in the extra water. Add in 1/4 cup of water at a time and mix in between.

STEP 06

Once all of the water is added, if still too dry, add in a little bit more water.

STEP 07

If too wet, don

STEP 08

T worry, you can add in a little bit of flour.

STEP 09

If your hands are sticking to the dough, dip your hands in a bowl of water before kneading the dough again.

STEP 10

Once the dough is fully mixed, split into two, and place into two separate bowls that have been lightly sprinkled with flour.

STEP 11

Once the dough balls are in each bowl, sprinkle a little bit of flour on top of each dough ball and cover with plastic wrap.

STEP 12

Place a towel on top of both bowls and let sit for one hour to allow the dough to grow.

STEP 13

After one hour, cover your hands in flour and then remove the dough from the bowl and place on your tabletop or cutting board.

STEP 14

Roll the dough out so that it is about two to three inches thick and then place on a cutting board that has been sprinkled with flour.

STEP 15

Cover with a towel and let it sit for 30 minutes to allow it to grow. After about 30 minutes, it grows about twice its size.

STEP 16

Preheat the oven to 410°f with a pizza stone inside.

STEP 17

After the 30 minutes, cut very thin slits on top of the dough, diagonally, about two inches apart.

STEP 18

Brush the raw, scrambled egg over top the dough, to give it a beautiful color when baked.

STEP 19

Sprinkle some semolina flour over top a pizza peel and place the bread dough on top.

STEP 20

Slide the bread dough onto the pizza stone and let bake for 25-30 minutes.

STEP 21

Remove from the oven and set aside for at least five minutes.

STEP 22

Cut into slices and serve with your favorite dish or with some delicious extra virgin olive oil for dipping.

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