10 Reviews

i picked this recipe because of its simplicity, and it's a winner. the crust is crunchy and the center is soft and chewy, the perfect consistency. plus the instructions could not be easier to follow. thanks for posting!

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Mizzy July 02, 2005

Great recipe can be adapted for different purposes. Don't mist bread and you get a thick crunchy crust great for dipping or mist and get a thin crisp crust for sandwiches. I added different amounts of flour each time I made the dough. Now I just go by feel, it's generally 7-9 cups. Thank you so much for posting this!

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Shannon13 January 22, 2004

Barb, this bread is excellent...I got 3 good sized loaves, and one small loaf (for mom)...Nothin' to mixing up and baking...The dough is great to work with...I didn't spritz the loaves, but, they turned out fine anyway! I posted my recipe for you...I'll be making yours from now on, thanks! Laudee

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Laudee November 23, 2003

this is wonderful, just what i was looking for. so light, such a wonderful texture, not too crunchy or too soft. i did omit spraying the water on them, and i have no regrets, however, when i get a sprayer maybe i'll try it. the amount of flour is accurate i used 8 cups. i have made this 2x, the first time with all purpose flour and it came out very good. the 2nd time i made it i used king arthur bread flour, i was very extrmely pleased with the results. i can't wait to use this dough for my next pizza.

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jody notarianni November 07, 2003

This recipe proved to be very wet and I had to add at least 2 extra cups of flour to get i to an accepable consistency. Otherwise the recipe worked well.

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Missy Wombat September 06, 2003

Was looking for a nice dense bread to serve in lieu of Irish Soda bread for St. Patties Day and glad I found this. Mine turned out a little flat but I think it is because I let is rise too long, but still excellent and will be great for sopping up all that brown gravy.

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Sherri at the Beach March 17, 2009

I love the fact that there is no oil or anything in this recipe. I only wanted one loaf, so I made half a recipe. It made a good size loaf of nice crusty bread, which is exactly what I wanted to dip in olive oil and pepper to go with my spaghetti dinner. We loved it. Thanks for this one!

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Chef Crystal Cooks May 12, 2008

This was so good! I halved the recipe and got one really nice big oval loaf. I didn't have anything to spray water on it with so I just put a pan on the bottom rack and filled it with boiling water instead. The bread is so lovely, just the right amount of crispy crust and the inside is so soft and light. I will be making this one a lot! Thanks for the recipe.

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Suzie_Q February 11, 2008

Soooo good!!!!

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Cadylynn September 24, 2007

WOW!!! What a fantastic dough! I added a half cup of olive tapenade to one of the loaves...MMMMM! I also rounded the loaves and spritzed with olive oil instead of water! Thanks!!!

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meebsmom January 13, 2006
Italian Bread