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Rustic Italian Bread. An Easy Recipe


 There are a lot of different recipes for bread from all over the world. Italian bread is an old-fashioned pastry pastry - desc learn more... that you can use for making sandwiches or serving with soups. Italian bread has a lot in common with classic white bread. It has a soft texture and a crunchy, chewy crust. The recipe we are going to share with you is very easy to follow and really tasty.

 Now let’s look at how to make Italian bread.

Ingredients for
сals/100 gr
1 tbsp
370 cals
5 cups
335 cals
1 tbsp
240 cals
Vegetable oil
2 tbsp
135 cals
1.75 cup
2 pcs
1 pcs
70 cals
2 tsp
Total calories in the prepared dish
1150 cals
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  1. To cook classic Italian bread, you need to get down to work early in the morning. Mix all the dry ingredients in a blender. Combine two cups of flour with sugar, salt and 2 packs of dry yeast.
  2. Melt the butter slowly and mix it with water. Heat this liquid. The mixture in the bowl should be smooth.
  3. Slowly mix the dry ingredients with this liquid. Beat everything carefully for 1-2 minutes. Add the rest of the flour, mixing the dough carefully. Knead it for 5-8 minutes carefully. It should be soft and non-sticky.
  4. Divide the dough in two pieces. Cover each one with plastic wrap and leave them in a warm place for 20 minutes.
  5. Dust the table with more flour. Knead the dough, rolling it carefully and forming long loaves. Transfer them to a baking tray, covered with parchment. Brush each loaf with a small amount of vegetable oil. Cover them carefully with plastic wrap and leave in the fridge for several hours. If you have enough time, you can leave them in a cold place overnight.
  6. Bake them for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Take the tray out of the oven and make small cuts on the top of each loaf. Continue baking this dish for 20 more minutes.
  7. If you want your Italian bread to have a crunchy crust, whisk an egg white with one tsp of water. Take the tray out of the oven and brush the loaves with this liquid. Continue baking the bread for 5 additional minutes.

Your homemade Italian bread is ready. Store it in the fridge in a plastic container. You will love the taste of rustic bread. Bon Appetit!

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