Easy Italian Bread

Total Time
3hrs 10mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
3 hrs

This is my family's favorite bread when we decide to have paninis for lunch !!!

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place all the ingredients in bread machine pan. Process on dough setting.
  2. At the end of the cycle, remove dough from machine; place it on parchment paper. Punch down dough. Shape dough into baguete-shaped loaf about 12 inches long.
  3. Place loaf on cornmeal-coated cookie sheet and with sharp knife, make 1 deep lenghtwise slash in top of loaf. Cover; let rise in warm place for about 1 hour.
  4. Brush loaf with egg white, if desired. Heat oven to 375º F. Bake loaf for 25 to 35 minutes.
  5. Variation: You can add 1 tsp dark sesame oil to the recipe if you desire. Sprinkle the loaf with same sesame seeds before putting it in the oven.