Italian Bread

Recipe by Aroostook
READY IN: 2hrs 30mins




  • Dissolve the sugar in the water, then sprinkle in the yeast, stir an wait 10 minutes.
  • Add the salt and 4 cups of flour and beat for three minutes.
  • Add in 2-3 more cups of flour, stir or knead.
  • Add more flour until you have enough to make a good stiff dough.
  • Knead until smooth and soft.
  • Grease a good sized bowl and turn the bread over in it, lightly greasing all sides.
  • Cover with plastic wrap.
  • Rise until doubled in a warm place.
  • Punch down and divide into three parts.
  • Knead each, return to bowl, cover again and let rise.
  • When doubled, pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Knead gently and shape the dough into three oblong shapes.
  • Place on a large, lightly greased baking sheet which has been sprinkled with corn meal Cover with a cloth and let rise until doubled.
  • Just before baking, score bread with a sharp knife very lightly down the middle then mist bread with water.
  • Turn the bread and mist every 5 minutes.
  • Bake 20 min or so or until the bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.