You know that Italian bread you get at the supermarket, the crunchy braid loaded with sesame seeds? You’ve found a recipe for that delicious loaf. Dish up the pasta! RECIPE FROM: Prep 15 mins. to 25 mins. Bake 25 mins. to 35 mins. Total 11 hrs 10 mins. to 16 hrs Yield 1 large loaf INGREDIENTS: Overnight starter 3/4 cup Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 1/2 cup lukewarm water 1/8 teaspoon instant yeast or active dry yeast Dough 2 teaspoons instant yeast or active dry yeast 3/4 cup lukewarm water 2 3/4 cups  Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 1 1/4 teaspoons salt Topping 1 large egg white beaten with 1 tablespoon water sesame seeds Instructions To make the starter: Mix the starter ingredients in a small bowl, cover, and let rest at room temperature overnight. Combine the starter and the remainder of the dough ingredients. Mix, then knead the dough — by hand, mixer, or bread machine set on the dough cycle — to make a soft, fairly smooth dough. Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl, cover the bowl or bucket, and allow the dough to rise for 90 minutes, turning it over and gently deflating it after 45 minutes. If … Continue reading GRANDMA’S EASY AUTHENTIC ITALIAN BREAD