1/7 Photos of The Very Best Italian Bread!
1 hr 10 mins
Dine & Dish's Note:
My friend Leslie passed this recipe on to me. It makes 2 loaves, which is always wonderful because you can share a fresh baked loaf of wonderful bread with a friend. Easy to make using both your bread machine and your oven.
My Private Note
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- 1Place flour, brown sugar, warm water, salt, olive oil and yeast in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer.
- 2Select dough cycle; press Start.
- 3Punch down the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface.
- 4Form dough into two loaves.
- 5Place the loaves seam side down on a cutting board generously sprinkled with cornmeal.
- 6Cover the loaves with a damp cloth and let rise, until doubled in volume about 40 minutes.
- 7Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- 8In a small bowl, beat together egg and 1 tablespoon water.
- 9Brush the risen loaves with egg mixture.
- 10Make a single long, quick cut down the center of the loaves with a sharp knife.
- 11Gently shake the cutting board to make sure that the loaves are not sticking.
- 12If they stick, use a spatula or pastry knife to loosen.
- 13Slide the loaves onto a baking sheet with one quick but careful motion.
- 14Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until loaves sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.
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Nutritional Facts for The Very Best Italian Bread!
Serving Size: 1 (933 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 1033.2
- Calories from Fat 77
- Total Fat 8.5 g
- Saturated Fat 1.6 g
- Cholesterol 93.0 mg
- Sodium 1790.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 204.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 7.6 g
- Sugars 7.5 g
- Protein 30.0 g