Rustic Italian Bread

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 23
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 68.9
  • Total Fat: 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.0 mg
  • Sodium: 25.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 2.1 g

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Number of Servings: 23


    1 1/4 cups lukewarm water
    1 tablespoon yeast (2 packets)
    1 tablespoon sugar
    3 cups bread flour
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    2 tablespoons olive oil


In a bowl add 1 1/4 cups lukewarm water, yeast, and a tablespoon of sugar. Mix well and set aside to activate. In a mixer or bowl add the flour, olive oil, and seasonings. When the yeast is activated, add it to the mixture. Mix dough till smooth. Dough should not stick to a dry finger when touched. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 -12 minutes. Place dough in a bowl greased with olive oil. Cover with a damp cloth in a warm place. Wait for dough to double in size. Punch down. Sprinkle some cornmeal on a flat surface and pour the dough on to it. Form dough into a rectangle. Beat 1 egg with 1/4 cup of water to make an egg wash. Brush the loaf with the egg wash and then lightly sprinkle the loaf with cornmeal. Sprinkle cornmeal on an ungreased baking sheet or lined with parchment baking paper and place the loaf on the pan. Let bread rise (about 1 to 1 1/2 hours) until near doubled and then place in a 375 degree oven and bake until bread is golden brown (30 to 45 minutes) and has a hollow sound when thumped. Remove from baking pan and place on a cooling rack.

Serving Size: 1oz

Number of Servings: 23.375

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TALLTABBY.

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