Total Time
3hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Very simple white bread recipe for breadmaker (if you're clever you can adapt for oven!) Whole wheat flour could be substituted. This is originally a medieval Tuscan recipe, created by peasants who couldn't afford the high taxes on salt. Perfect for those of us on low-sodium diets!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine water and sugar, dissolve sugar.
  2. Add yeast to sugar water.
  3. Put flour, yeast mixture and olive oil into breadmaker.
  4. Start the breadmaker, with a plain or French loaf setting on your machine.
  5. When ingredients are almost completely combined (about 5 minutes in), add egg white.
  6. Allow breadmaker to complete baking.
Most Helpful

This was a very nice bread, easy to make and a wonderful addition for anyone on a low sodium diet!

Twylyght April 21, 2010

This was a very good and easy recipe!! Following the instructions was easy too. While the machine is mixing all the ingredients together, I do use a spatula to scrape around the sides so that it adds to the mixture. My husband must adhere to to a very low restricted sodium diet for health reasons, so I was very happy that he really likes this bread and that it was easy to make.

sophia.rogers20 April 23, 2015

Very nice result first time out. "Winged it" on converting to oven bake. Mixed ingredients by hand adding egg white last. Let rest 2 hrs covered, punched down, kneaded, then 40 minutes more. Into 375 oven for about 40-45 minutes, testing w/ toothpick. Product firm but not too dense, good grain. Next time I'll try it with some Spike non-salt seasoning added.

thehatman November 14, 2013