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This is the first recipe I made with my KA, and it turned out perfect and tasted great! I added in a tablespoon of dried Italian seasoning with the dough and made into two loaves. I served the Italian bread along with your, Delicious Spaghetti Meat Sauce #150207 and it was so yummy! Thanks for a winner KITTENCAL....
I am so thrilled that I get to be the first to rate this recipe! And when I saw it was Kittencal's well, no problem as even her average recipes are always far from average. I thought I would maybe do something for her for a change add something helpful. Well, that and I cannot make bread by hand to save my soul. I gave that up a while back. Anyway I made this from start to finish in the bread machine. Exactly as stated. Had to help the machine and do a little scraping as it was kneading. But other than that all measurements exactly. All except the very last spray the top and cornmeal for the baking sheet. It turned out super. I used the french bread setting 2 lb loaf (although I may try the 1.5 next time). It rose fine and tasted just like you always wanted an italian loaf to. I posted a plain italian loaf for the bread machine as I just couldnt find what I was looking for. Forget it use this one. My I O U's to Kittencal just got longer.
All I can say is wow made this to go with pasta and meat sauce man was it good thank you kitt for posting I love all of your recipes
This is a wonderful recipe! I love that is uses a stand mixer and I loved the simplicity of it. It was the perfect compliment for Chicken Parmesan and I made TSR Version of Carrabba's Bread Dipping Spice by Todd Wilbur to dip the bread in! The whole family loved this bread!
Excellent tasting bread. I made this to make Southwestern Bruschetta so I wanted the crust a little crusty, so I sprayed the crust and the oven every 5 minutes for the first 15 minutes and it turned out great. Baked perfectly in 22 minutes. Loved the addition of the cornmeal. Will be making this often. Thanks Kitz.
Kitz my dear, my first try at this resulted in two loaves of bread that I am sending over to Iraq for our boys to launch as their next missles...lol. The problem? Yeast was too old!!! Went to the market and got fresh yeast, remade the recipe and ohhhhh my goodness it WAS so darned good. I say WAS since all I have left of two loaves is 1 heel. I will be making this again and again. It is easy (even when kneaded by hand) and totally delicous. Thank you for another great recipe.