Italian Seasoned Bread

Recipe by wildheart
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READY IN: 2hrs 35mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a quart bowl or measuring cup, put the warm water, the margarine or butter, the sugar, the salt, and a tablespoon of the flour. Stir well.
  • Add in the yeast and then set aside for five minutes.
  • In a very large bowl, mix 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup of the parmesan, and the remaining ingredients. Stir to mix.
  • Slowly stir in the yeast mixture.
  • Beat in the rest of the flour.
  • Leave the bread mix in the bowl, and cover with a damp dish towel and then plastic wrap.
  • Let rise 45 minutes, until light and bubbly.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Butter a two quart casserole.
  • Stir the bread mix until it collapses, and then flop it into the greased dish.
  • Sprinkle the remaining parmesan on top of the bread mix.
  • Let rise 30 minutes and then put in oven.
  • Bake 35 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Turn the bread out onto the counter.
  • Lightly thump bottom.
  • If it sounds hollow it's done.
  • Otherwise, return to casserole for a few minutes.
  • Let partially cool.
  • Serve warm with real butter.
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