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Rustic Italian Bread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lois Duke
Added: Saturday, February 16, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c. water heated to 115
2 T. olive oil
3 c. bread flour
2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 pkg yeast
cornmeal
1 egg white, beaten

Directions:
Directions:
In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and yeast; mix well. Add warm water and oil; mix well. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead dough 10 minutes or until smooth. Place dough in bowl; covered with plastic wrap and cloth towel. Let rise for 30-40 minutes. Sprinkle ungreased cookie sheet with cornmeal. Punch down dough. Cover dough with inverted bowl and allow to rest on counter for 15 minutes. Shape dough into baguette-shaped loaf about 12 inches long. Place dough on cornmeal coated sheet. Cover; let rise for 35-40 minutes or until doubled in size. Heat oven to 375 With sharp knife make 1 deep lengthwise slash in top of loaf. Brush loaf with egg white. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped.

 

 

 

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