Pane Italiano



I adapted this peasant bread from a bread machine recipe and used a KitchenAid stand up mixer to prepare the dough.


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Yield: 1 pound loaf
1 Hr 40 Min
30 Min


  • 6 oz
    warm water (not too hot though!)
  • 1 tsp
    active dry yeast
  • 2 c
    unbleached flour (i replace 2/3 cup of white unbleached flour with whole wheat flour)
  • 1 tsp

How to Make Pane Italiano


  1. Place the water and active dry yeast in the mixing bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the flour and salt. KNEAD for a few minutes until the dough is elastic and not sticky.
  3. Allow dough to rest for 45 minutes covered in the mixing bowl.
  4. Shape the dough into a long loaf or round ball and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Let rise in a warm oven for 45 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Once the oven is to temperature slash the dough on top with a sharp knife and lightly dust with flour. (I also added a sprinkle of kosher salt to the top.)
  7. Bake for 30 minutes, turning the pan around at the fifteen minute mark. Bake until browned and bread sounds hollow when tapped.

    For a 1 1/2 pound loaf you will need: 3 cups flour, 9 ounces warm water, 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt.

    For an automatic bread machine: Place everything in the bread pan in order suggested in your ABM manual.

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About Pane Italiano

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegan

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