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Italian Bread

Good old fashioned Italian Bread. Very easy dough consistency and a great (vegan) addition to any meal!

Good old fashioned Italian Bread. Very easy dough consistency and a great (vegan) addition to any meal!

It's time for a simple bread recipe! It's been a year since I last posted a dinner bread (rosemary bread, anyone?) which is surprising given the amount of bread I consume on a weekly basis. This Italian bread goes great with ziti, soup, or just about any meal. Who doesn't want bread with dinner?

The dough consistency turned out perfectly for me – usually I have to add a bit more flour as I'm kneading to get a smooth loaf, but I didn't have any problem with this. The dough should be very easy to handle. It actually made me want to knead the dough by hand instead of in the mixer because it was so workable.

Good old fashioned Italian Bread. Very easy dough consistency and a great (vegan) addition to any meal!

This recipe makes two loaves – one to share and one to keep?

Good old fashioned Italian Bread. Very easy dough consistency and a great (vegan) addition to any meal!

There's not much else to say about this bread besides the fact that it was delicious! This is a great go-to recipe for all your bread-making needs.

Good old fashioned Italian Bread. Very easy dough consistency and a great (vegan) addition to any meal!

Good old fashioned Italian Bread. Very easy dough consistency and a great (vegan) addition to any meal!

Good old fashioned Italian Bread. Very easy dough consistency and a great (vegan) addition to any meal!
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2.7 from 10 votes

Italian Bread

Good old fashioned Italian Bread. Very easy dough consistency and a great (vegan) addition to any meal!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 2 baguettes
Author Kelly @ Trial and Eater

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons of yeast (1 package)
  • 2 cups very warm water (about 110°F)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 5 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, add the yeast, water, and sugar together. Let sit for 5 minutes until it starts to bubble.
  • Add salt and gradually add the flour 1 cup at a time, mixing until you are left with a smooth, soft dough.
  • Knead dough for 5 minutes, either with a dough hook on a stand mixer or by hand on a lightly floured surface.
  • Grease the mixing bowl with the olive oil, place the dough back in bowl and flip once so the dough is thoroughly oiled.
  • Cover and let rise for about 1 hour, until doubled.
  • Separate dough into two loaves and place on baking sheet. Let rise again for about 30 minutes. While this is rising again, preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until top of loaves are lightly browned.

Notes

I use the recipe found here and added just a bit of olive oil.

 

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Bob Elliott

Sunday 2nd of February 2020

As a beginner It is so easy to make and tastes so good

Lauren @ ihadabiglunch

Tuesday 10th of March 2015

I have such good memories of the smell of baking bread growing up. This reminds me just of that! I bet it smelled so good and I can't imagine how delicious it was straight out of the oven :)

Kelly

Wednesday 11th of March 2015

There's nothing better than the smell of fresh baked bread!

Meredith

Monday 9th of March 2015

As a carboholic, I'm drooling over this, ha ha! I could eat this every night. :)

Kelly

Tuesday 10th of March 2015

Me too, Meredith! Maybe we should have a carboholics support group (or dinner club?!)