Italian Bread

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 20
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 69.0
  • Total Fat: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.1 mg
  • Sodium: 117.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 1.7 g

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Number of Servings: 20


    1 packet yeast (2.25tsp or .75 oz)
    0.5 c warm water
    1 tsp sugar


    2 tbsp butter, cut small
    3 oz HOT water
    Mix, allow to return to lukewarm. Add to yeast, mix thoroughly.

    2.5 - 3 c flour
    1 tsp salt

    Sift, add to mixture a half cup at a time, mixing thoroughly until dough pulls away from the bowl.


Dough WILL be sticky! Scrape onto a floured board and knead until soft and smooth, about 2 minutes, adding flour as needed.

Allow to sit 5 minutes to relax, then roll into a 12x8 rectangle. Roll it up tightly, crimping the edge as you go to get a nice even cylinder.

Proof for about an hour. Preheat oven to 425.

Eggwash if desired. Bake for 40 minutes or until golden and it sounds hollow when you tap it.

Serving Size: Makes one large loaf for up to 20 thin sandwich slices

Number of Servings: 20

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EMMAFLY.