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italian bread


This is a wonderful quick bread to serve anytime, and also makes a lovely “sweet” to have at an afternoon tea.

Here is a recipe for Italian Olive Bread that you can make in your bread machine.
Just place all of the ingredients in bread machine pan and let the machine do the rest.

What follows are two Italian bread recipes. The difference is in how they are baked. The first is baked in a conventional way producing a bread with a soft crust. The second recipe incorporates steam to make a crusty bread. This bread is wonderful but it does take a little planning. The biga should be …

This is the sort of bread you crave when you need comfort. Not too airy, and certainly not dense, it has a moist crumb, pleasantly sweet taste of wheat, and a thin, crackling crust. The addition of a bit of sugar and milk yields a browner, sweeter crust; the olive oil results in a moister, …

Bread is probably the most common food in the world and is certainly a main stable in Italy. Here is a basic bread recipe, which can be used in your own kitchen to make fragrant loaves or use as a starting point for many other traditional Italian recipes. From the courtesy of: http://www.academiabarilla.com/food-tours/ultimate-chocolate-lovers-tour/make-bread-dough.aspx INGREDIENTS: ¾ …

      Today I’m featuring Altamura Bread.  I really like breads made with semolina flour and this bread is no exception.   Semolina flour feels gritty when dry, but doughs made with this flour become smooth and silky and very easy to work with. This particular bread incorporates semolina flour as well as a …