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Crusty Italian Bread

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80M
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4

 Fragrant homemade Italian bread bread - desc learn more... impresses everyone with its light taste. It`s crunchy outside and very soft inside. Topped with fragrant olive oil and herbs, it can be served even without any toppings.

 You can easily cook it even if you are a beginner. All you need is to follow our recommendations.

Ingredients for
servings
сals/100 gr
Flour
5 cups
330 cals
Oil
2 tbsp
135 cals
Sugar
1 tsp
370 cals
Salt
2 tsp
Dry yeast
2 tsp
111 cals
Water
2 cups
Pepper
0.5 tsp
Garlic
2 clvoes
60 cals
Oregano
0.25 tsp
Rosemary
0.5 tsp
Basil
0.5 tsp
Parsley
0.5 tsp
15 cals
Olive oil
0.5 cup
135 cals
Total calories in the prepared dish
1156 cals
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Instructions:
  1. Take large bowl. Sift the flour carefully and mix a half of it in the bowl with sugar and dry yeast.
  2. When all dry ingredients are mixed, pour in warm water. Mix everything slowly for a minute or two.
  3. Now cover the bowl either with the towel or with plastic wrap. Leave it for an hour until dry yeast works. When you open the bowl, the dough will be bubbly.
  4. Now carefully stir in salt and the rest of the flour. Add 2 tbsp of vegetable oil into the bowl. You can go on with the olive oil or add sesame oil or avocado oil.
  5. Dust the table with the flour and knead the dough carefully. If you need, thicken the dough, adding more flour. It shouldn`t be too soft and sticky.
  6. When you`re done, transfer the dough to the bowl, greased with butter. Cover it with plastic wrap again and leave in the warm place. It will grow in size in an hour.
  7. Cover baking tray with the parchment and grease it with soft butter. Form the loaf and put it on the baking tray. Leave it in the warm place for one more time.
  8. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  9. Make decorative cuts on the top of the loaf with the sharp knife. Dust it with the flour slightly.
  10. Bake your loaf for 40-45 minutes. It will be tender enough and will have this light golden color.
  11. Take the tray out of the oven and leave it to cool down.
  12. In the meantime, mix oil with herbs. Chop garlic finely and mince it with dry parsley, rosemary, basil and oregano. Add fresh ground pepper and a pinch of salt. Mix everything slowly.
  13. Cut bread into pieces and top each slice with this fragrant oil.

Oil with herbs make crunchy bread really amazing. If you like, you can make more oil dip and serve a bowl with it along with your bread plate.

 If you want to eat homemade bread later, you can easily freeze it. Wait until it cools down, pack into plastic packages and freeze. Whenever you want to serve it, reheat in the microwave oven or in the oven.

 Save this recipe and remember that it`s really versatile. Homemade breads is perfect for cooking toasts, sandwiches, bruschetta and other dishes. Bon Appetit!

 

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