Lad's Italian Bread

Lad's Italian Bread Recipe

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I've had this recipe forever,it makes a good tasting,easy bread. You can form the bread into long loaves or rounds if you like.
I usually slather the bread with garlic butter.


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    4 1/2-5 1/2 c all purpose flour
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    1 tablespoon sugar
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    1 teaspoon salt
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    2 packages yeast
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    1 tablespoon butter or margarine
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    olive oil
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    1 egg white

How to Make Lad's Italian Bread


  1. Combine 2 c flour,sugar,salt and yeast.
    Add butter, with mixer at low speed gradually pour 1 3/4 hot tap water.
    Beat 2 mins,occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula.
    Beat in 1/2 c flour to make a thick batter continue beating 2 mins.
    With spoon stir in additional flour (1 3/4 c) or enough to make a soft dough.
    Knead 5 mins.
    Cut in half. Cover with towel, let stand 20 min.
    Grease cookie sheet, sprinkle with cornmeal.roll dough to form a loaf.
    Place loaves in pan, brush with oil.
    Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 2-24 hrs.
    When ready to bake, preheat oven to 425 deg. Remove loaves from refrigerator uncover and let stand till rm temp.
    With sharp knife,cut 3-4 slashes on top of each loaf. Bake 20 min.

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About Lad's Italian Bread

Course/Dish: Savory Breads

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