Italian Bread (Bread Machine)

Recipe by Biffy 62
READY IN: 1hr 25mins
YIELD: 1 Loaf




  • Add into bread machine container, warmed water, olive oil, sugar, yeast. Let yeast foam a bit.
  • Dump in flour (start with 2 1/2 cups); add salt on top of flour.
  • Turn on bread machine to dough setting. Watch for the first bit and add flour as needed to get a good dough. (elastic and not sticky).
  • Get cookie sheet ready by lightly oiling with olive oil and sprinkle on cornmeal.
  • Form dough into loaf and set on cookie sheet with tea towel to cover until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 375*F.
  • Cut slits diagonally in loaf with sharp knife. Brush with egg white.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and when you knock the bottom of bread it sounds hollow.