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Italian Bread Recipe

Lil' Luna
It is so easy to make Italian Bread at home with just a few simple ingredients. Nothing beats soft, crusty bread warm from the oven!
4.94 from 47 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Rise 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Course Bread
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2 loaves
Calories 1379 kcal


  • 2 cups very warm water
  • 5 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 5 cups all purpose flour


  • Whisk together water, yeast, sugar, oil, and 2 cups of flour in a large bowl till smooth. Let sit in a warm place till bubbly, about 30 minutes. Add the salt and enough flour to make a soft dough.
  • Knead a few times on a floured counter till smooth. Return to bowl. Cover and let rise till doubled, about an hour.
  • Divide the dough in half and roll each piece into a long loaf about 12 inches long. Place both loaves on a greased baking pan.
  • Let loaves rise till doubled, 30-45 minutes. Cut a few diagonal slits across the top of each loaf.
  • Bake in an oven preheated to 375°F for about 30 minutes or till the crust is golden brown.



Calories: 1379kcalCarbohydrates: 257gProtein: 44gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gSodium: 3522mgPotassium: 621mgFiber: 17gSugar: 7gCalcium: 63mgIron: 15mg
Keyword Artisan Italian Bread, Homemade Italian Bread, Italian Bread, Italian Bread recipe
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