How to Make Italian Bread | Basic Easy Italian Bread Recipe

How to Make Italian Bread | Basic Easy Italian Bread Recipe

In this episode of In the Kitchen with Matt, I will show you how to make a super easy and super delicious Italian bread. Also, it takes only 6 ingredients to make this bread. I must confess I have a minor obsession with bread more particularly homemade bread, ok, let’s be honest, a major obsession with it, it is so yummy. Impress your friends and family by making some homemade bread for your next meal!

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1 cup hot water (250 mL)
1 tsp. white sugar (5g)
2 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast (12g)
2 Tbsp. olive oil (30mL)
2 1/2 cups of bread flour or all-purpose flour (320g)
1 tsp salt (5g)

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Baking sheet
Silicone baking mat or parchment paper or kitchen spray

Step 1: Start the yeast. Add sugar to hot water (105 to 115F) Let sit for 10 minutes until foamy.

Step 2: Add Olive Oil, Stir, then add about 1 cup of the flour

Step 3: Add, Salt and about another cup of the flour, stir until the dough comes together, it will be a bit tacky.

Step 4: Knead dough on floured surface, for 8 to 10 minutes, until the dough is smooth, soft, and elastic.

Step 5: Place dough in oiled bowl, cover, and let the dough rise for 1 hour.

Step 6: Shape dough then cover and let rise for another 30 minutes.

Step 7: Preheat the oven to 400 F. Cut slits in the top of the dough. Then bake the bread for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown on top.

Step 8: Let bread cool, then cut into it and enjoy!

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