Avanti's Sweet Bread

Avanti's Sweet Bread created by GaylaJ

This tastes like the bread from Avanti's Italian restaurant in Bloomington Illinois.

Ready In:
40mins
Serves:
Units:

ingredients

directions

  • Dissolve yeast in warm water. Let sit, undisturbed for about 10 minutes. You should see little bubbles appear. This tells you that the yeast is active.
  • In a large bowl, mix oil, eggs, salt, sugar and water and yeast mixture together till blended.
  • Add flour one cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Knead till smooth and elastic.
  • Let rise till doubled, about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • repeat the kneading and rising.
  • Punch down.
  • Cut dough into 2 pieces.
  • Let rise, covered for 10 minutes.
  • Shape into 2 oblong loaves, about 14 inches long.
  • Place on greased cookie sheets.
  • Cover: let rise again, about 50-60 minutes.
  • Cut slash down middle of bread or 3 slashes diagonally on top.
  • Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes.
Submit a Recipe Correction

MY PRIVATE NOTES

Add a Note
Advertisement
Enter The Sweepstakes
Advertisement

RECIPE MADE WITH LOVE BY

@Marie Nixon
Contributor
@Marie Nixon
Contributor
"This tastes like the bread from Avanti's Italian restaurant in Bloomington Illinois."
icons / sparkles / sparkles

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

icons / sparkles / sparkles
icons / camera
upload
icons / star / star-outline
review
icons / write-a-review
tweak
icons / question
ask
all
reviews
tweaks
q&a
sort by: icons / navigate / navigate-down
  1. love_frogs_44
    So the total rise time is 4 hours
    Replies 1
  2. Kathryn H.
    For those of you who lived in Peoria in the 70’s, do you think this is the original Avantis bread recipe? Years ago they changed to a softer bread. The original recipe had a crustier finish.
    Reply
  3. Robyn C.
    Hi Everyone! Has anyone attempted to make this in a bread machine? I would love that recipe if so. Thanks!
    Replies 2
  4. Wendy W.
    I made this bread today. We used to live in Peoria and I was so excited to read this recipe. Something happened! I have large bread sticks, instead of loaves of bread. I followed the recipe exactly. What could have happened? I’m so disappointed.
    Replies 1
  5. Susan L.
    Can I use all purpose flour?
    Replies 3
see 13 more icons / navigate / navigate-down
Advertisement