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Friday, April 3, 2009

Easy Italian Bread

Italian Bread

1 Cup 100-110 degree water
2 Tablespoons olive oil
3 Cups bread flour
1 Package fast rising yeast
2 Teaspoons sugar
Pinch salt

In a bowl add the flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Mix together well. Add the water and olive oil. Mix until it all comes together then turn out onto a floured surface. Knead for 10 minutes until the dough turns smooth. Form the dough into a ball and put into an oiled bowl. Cover with a dishtowel and let rise for 40 minutes. Punch down the dough and form into a baguette shape. Dust a heavy sheet pan with corn meal and put the dough onto the pan. Cover with the dishtowel and let rise for another 40 minutes. With a sharp knife make 1 inch slices into the dough. Bake for 25-35 minutes in a 375 degree oven. Let rest for at least 1 hour before slicing. Eat and enjoy...

To be honest this loaf didn't come out so well - Ok it sucked - It was heavy and kinda flat tasting... Will keep trying though...

Bon Appetit...



1 comment:

  1. I was about to try this recipe, then I noticed your edit note at the bottom.

    I tend to do the same if a recipe doesn't work out.

    Nicely done video!