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Italian Bread Recipe

It is so easy to make Italian Bread at home with just a few simple ingredients. Nothing beats a soft and crusty bread warm from the oven!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Rise 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 2 loaves
Calories 1379 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups very warm water
  • 5 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 5 cups all purpose flour

Instructions

  1. Whisk together water, yeast, sugar, oil, and 2 cups of the 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.

  2. Knead a few times on a floured counter till smooth. Return to bowl. Cover and let rise till doubled, about an hour.

  3. Divide dough in half and roll each piece into a long loaf about 12 inches long. Place both loaves on a greased baking pan.

  4. Let loaves rise till doubled, 30-45 minutes. Cut a few diagonal slits across the top of each loaf.

  5. Bake in an oven preheated to 375° for about 30 minutes or till crust is golden brown.

Nutrition Facts
Italian Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1379 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Sodium 3522mg153%
Potassium 621mg18%
Carbohydrates 257g86%
Fiber 17g71%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 44g88%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 15mg83%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.