Easy Italian Bread

Recipe by Chef Glaucia
READY IN: 3hrs 10mins
SERVES: 12
YIELD: 12 slices
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place all the ingredients in bread machine pan. Process on dough setting.
  • At the end of the cycle, remove dough from machine; place it on parchment paper. Punch down dough. Shape dough into baguete-shaped loaf about 12 inches long.
  • Place loaf on cornmeal-coated cookie sheet and with sharp knife, make 1 deep lenghtwise slash in top of loaf. Cover; let rise in warm place for about 1 hour.
  • Brush loaf with egg white, if desired. Heat oven to 375º F. Bake loaf for 25 to 35 minutes.
  • Variation: You can add 1 tsp dark sesame oil to the recipe if you desire. Sprinkle the loaf with same sesame seeds before putting it in the oven.
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