Bread Recipe | Classic Italian Bread

Classic Italian Bread


Ingredients:
2¼ teaspoons (1 packet) Red Star active dry yeast
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 cup warm water (about 110 degrees F)
2½ cups bread or all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
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Instructions:
  • In a large bowl or bowl of a stand mixer, combine yeast, sugar and warm water. Let stand 5 minutes until yeast is foamy.
  • Add 2 cups flour, olive oil and salt. Stir with a wooden spoon or with a dough hook on low speed until a shaggy dough forms. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead by hand 10 minutes, adding just enough of the remaining flour until a soft, smooth and elastic dough forms; OR, increase dough hook speed to medium and knead dough in stand mixer 5 minutes, adding just enough of the remaining flour until a soft, smooth and elastic dough forms.
  • Shape dough into a ball; place in an oiled bowl and turn to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let dough rise 1 hour until doubled.
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