Italian Bread

  • alshumate Posted: 04/04/10
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    Everyone really liked this bread and I loved how quick and easy it was. This recipe is a keeper!

  • ctsparrish Posted: 12/20/08
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    excellent bread!

  • susan259 Posted: 08/29/10
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    Easy & quick, foccacia was yummy, made as a loaf & exploded out the side...looked funny but tasted great. Even husband, not huge fan of bread loved it. Have made 3 times with Italian food. Skipped dried herbs and sprinkled with fresh rosemary.

  • jballinger Posted: 03/14/09
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    Delicious! Soft and fluffy! So easy to make and I was surprised by the short rise time.

  • LGriego Posted: 06/14/09
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    I don't usually write reviews but I had to rate this bread. It is the easiest bread I've ever made and delicious too! I've made it three times in the last week and with a two year old and a six week old, that tells you how easy it is. Thanks for this recipe and I will be sharing it with everyone.

  • cjbuddy Posted: 04/04/10
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    Have made this twice, once as the suggested focaccia and once as a loaf. It is a great and quick recipe that can easily be made during the week. You won't be disappointed!

  • FLmaof2Lbabbies Posted: 12/30/09
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    First time making this bread...very easy!! and it's light and fluffy. Love it. will definatly be making this again. My favorite thing was the short rising time. Doesnt take all day to make fresh baked bread. I put olive oil on top and dried italian herbs with parmesan cheese. EXCELLENT! Great everyday or special occasion. Can't wait to dip in some oil or make some garlic bread with it too. yummy

  • TaberH Posted: 05/20/10
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    It was the most delicious and easy bread I've ever made. The crust was crispy on the outside but the bread inside was nice and soft. I will definitely make this more often.

  • epogomom Posted: 12/19/10
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    This is the easiest bread recipe I've attempted and each time I bake a loaf, it comes out perfect. I'm so grateful to find a bread recipe that takes so little time and is always wonderful.

  • carter1823 Posted: 03/01/11
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    This is the most wonderful and easiest recipe for bread....Love Love Love !!!! My husband loves it. This is a keeper!

  • AnthonyNYC Posted: 08/09/11
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    Easiest bread recipe in the world. Was just about to put the mixer on eBay, but gave this a shot. Perfect first time! Will be making it again

  • LorettaVance Posted: 01/25/12
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    Best Italian bread ever!!!! The olive oil in the recipe gives it a wonderful flavor. Works great for pizza crust, focaccia or loaves. I always brush loaves with additional olive oil. Top focaccia with mozarella cheese. A Greek pizza loaded with spinach, garlic, fresh ground pepper and Italian cheese blends is out of this world using this crust.

  • gweigel1 Posted: 02/13/12
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    I normally am not a bread maker, too much time, too messy. This was a breeze and it was delicious! I couldn't believe how much flavor it had. I made this to go with my homemade spaghetti and turkey meatballs and it went along with it perfectly. I'm really pleased. I'm going to have to make bread more often!

  • Pjbellisario Posted: 02/02/12
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    Excellent, easy and most delicious bread to make! This one is now my number one "go to" recipe for bread! Thank you so much for this no fail bread. Can be made in an hour...what more can you ask for! Makes a good toast too if you like a denser toast! Best part...no preservatives. Served with my homemade pasta and meatballs for dinner last night...the bread vanished! Just yummy! Great for family of two as it makes one loaf so it will not go stale. Give it a try! I also tried this recipe using canola oil, it makes a lighter bread. Delicious either way!

  • the4rojos Posted: 03/06/12
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    This is a GREAT recipe. I threw in a couple shakes of italian seasoning with the final 5 minute beat. The family loved it; reminded us of Macaroni Grill bread, but better because it was piping hot! PTK! ...great with oil/balsamic mixture.

  • Claire23 Posted: 10/16/12
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    I know that all of the ratings rave about this bread but I am having difficulty with it. I followed the directions exactly but I don't know if I added enough flour? How much did everyone else add? The full 3 cups? The dough was coming off the side of the bowl and it doubled after the 30 minutes but when I punched it down pieces stuck right to my hand and then the dough was very flat and I think too mushy when I rolled it into a 12inch loaf. Any help would be appreciated:)

  • CharliS Posted: 11/02/12
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    This bread was fantastic. I used a bit more oil and sugar and brushed it with beaten eagg before bakng. Everyone should have this recipe!!!!

  • erika613 Posted: 12/01/12
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    I wanted to add a homemade loaf of bread to some DIY pasta sauce gift baskets I'm making for Christmas. I'd never made bread before so I needed something easy for a beginner, tasty and quick enough to make 10 loaves over the course of a weekend. This recipe hit it out of the park! I just made the test batch and cannot wait to make it again. I think next time I'll add some rosemary to it. :)

  • couponmami Posted: 04/14/13
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    This recipe was fantastic - quick & easy to prepare/bake. The only changes I made were to use AP flour instead of bread flour; to let it rise in the oven after turning the oven on & off and then leaving the oven light on (to try to ensure 85ish temp); and skipping the turning it out on a flour surface - it went from the bowl to the lightly greased baking sheet. This bread was loved by all 3 littles, hubby, and myself! A keeper for sure.

  • Sully186 Posted: 08/21/13
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    Great Recipe! I think I ended up using just under 3 cups of flour, and instead of punching down the dough and letting it rise in the bowl again, I roll it out into a 12x9 rectangle and roll it up jelly roll style, pinch the ends and put it on the pan. THEN I let it rise another 10 minutes before going in the oven. It seems to come out a little less dense.

  • vernassina Posted: 08/20/13
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    I have used this recipe for pizza dough twice. This is the best pizza dough recipe ever!!!!!!!!!! I have also made Italian bread with it twice. The first batch I made, was flat, and hard. Not sure where I went wrong with it. Tonight, I made another loaf of the Italian bread. It turned out perfect. I prepared it as recipe stated, and shaped it into a 12 inch loaf. I did top the loaf with olive oil to give the top of the crust a nice appearance. This time the bread was a winner. I ate half the loaf by myself. The crust was crunchy. The interior of the loaf was light, and airy. I will make this again!

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