Easiest Way to Prepare Tasty Italian Bread (Only 4 ingredients and one of those is water!)

By | April 1, 2020

Italian Bread (Only 4 ingredients and one of those is water!). The bread comes out fine but it basically all tastes the same regardless of the changes I've made. It just doesn't have that flavor of the It is quite possible that it is not so much ingredients, as technique. It is quite possible that your bakery uses no more than flour. #MominazKitchen #Italianbread #Lockdown.

Italian Bread (Only 4 ingredients and one of those is water!) We have to say that Italians just love fried toasted grain bread with sliced tomatoes, garlic and basil, as well as pasta with olive oil, garlic and parmesan cheese. Not only are these breads made from overcomplicated recipes, they're also surprisingly deficient in the metabolism-boosting ingredients found in wholesome If you want to avoid having a bloated belly after your lunch, don't bother with Sara Lee's Italian Bread, which is one of the highest-sodium slices. Typical Italian ingredients, methods and dishes influence other palettes across the globe, and even spawn sub-cultures such as American-Italian food. You can have Italian Bread (Only 4 ingredients and one of those is water!) using 7 ingredients and 18 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Italian Bread (Only 4 ingredients and one of those is water!)

  1. You need 7-8 cups of all-purpose flour.
  2. Prepare 5 tsp. of active dry yeast (2 packages).
  3. Prepare 2 1/2 c. of warm water (about 115 degrees).
  4. Prepare 1 Tbsp. of salt.
  5. Prepare of Optional:.
  6. Prepare of Yellow cornmeal (to dust baking sheet).
  7. Prepare 1 of slightly beaten egg white (gives a shiny golden crust).

Generally Italian dishes are characterised by their simplicity, focusing heavily on fresh, quality, seasonal ingredients. Love that it only uses the most simple ingredients! Because I only eat raw food, this heightens my senses and so I find my diet wonderfully exciting. I make sure my children have freedom of choice about what they eat.

Italian Bread (Only 4 ingredients and one of those is water!) step by step

  1. Assemble ingredients. All 4 of them 🙂 Note- if you use the microwave to heat your water it can end up yeast killing hot quick so test it with a kitchen thermometer..
  2. In a large bowl measure 3 cups of flour and add the yeast. Stir to combine..
  3. Add 1 Tbsp salt to warm water and stir until dissolved. Sounds like a lot but you need that salt to get that Italian bread texture..
  4. Add warm salt water to dry mixture..
  5. Beat at low speed with electric mixture for 1/2 minute, scraping sides of bowl. Then beat 3 minutes at a high speed..
  6. By hand, stir in flour, one cup at a time, until you have a stiff dough. You may not use 7 cups or you may end up closer to 8 cups, the humidity of your kitchen will change the amount of flour you need everytime you make it..
  7. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Truthfully, I could have have kneaded this a little longer, I also lost count when I was adding the flour, I also took a ten minute hiatus to deal with my little ones booboo during the beating process and yet the bread police never showed up…. Weird. My point is while bread making is science it is not an exact one. Relax and enjoy the process..
  8. Shape dough into a ball and place in a lightly greased bowl, turn dough once to grease the surface. Or do what I did and almost drop it and leave it looking like this :).
  9. Cover bowl with a towel and let dough rise until double in size (about 1 to 1 1/2 hours).
  10. Punch down the dough and turn out onto the lightly floured surface (I just left my mess from kneading the dough and put it right back where it started), divide dough into two equal hunks..
  11. Cover and let the dough rest for about 10 minutes. It needs time to recover from being punched and split in two..
  12. Grease the baking sheet. Decide if you want to sprinkle that greased baking sheet with cornmeal and act accordingly. Roll each half of dough into a rough rectangle, beginning on the long side, roll dough up and seal. Place rolled dough on prepared baking sheet, seam side down and tuck the ends under..
  13. I use kitchen shears or a sharp knife and make diagonal cuts about 2 inches apart across the top of the loaf. If you skip this step when the bread is done cooking it looks like you hid a mouse inside each loaf and they fought for their dear lives to get out. Don't skip this step..
  14. Cover the dough one last time and let it rise until doubled. Depending on the temp in your house it will take about 45 to 60 minutes. For me it hinged on the fact my kids were hungry and I rushed the process :).
  15. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and place a pan of warm water on the lowest rack of the oven. It will help keep the bread moist while it bakes..
  16. It is optional but I recommend mixing egg white with a Tbsp cold water and brushing it on the loaves before they go in the oven and again at the half way mark. Be careful not to let it drip down the sides of the loaves or your efforts to make them shiny and golden brown will become an effort to get them unglued from the baking sheet..
  17. Bake for 20 minutes, uncovered in a 375 degree oven. Then brush with egg wash again and bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes..
  18. Cool on wire racks and enjoy!.

I certainly don't force them to eat raw food but just teach them the goodness of it. Bread is a staple food prepared from a dough of flour and water, usually by baking. Throughout recorded history it has been a prominent food in large parts of the world. I love recipes that are easy and only take a few minutes to throw together. I'm a busy mom and I don't have a lot of time bake during the week so when I need a gluten-free sandwich bread, burger bun or pizza crust I make this.

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