ITALIAN BREAD RECIPE

Ingredient

▢2 cups very warm water ▢5 teaspoon instant yeast ▢1 tablespoon sugar ▢2 tablespoons vegetable oil ▢1 tablespoon salt ▢5 cups all purpose flour

Step -1

Whisk together water, yeast, sugar, oil, and 2 cups of flour in a large bowl till smooth. Let sit in a warm place till bubbly, about 30 minutes. Add the salt and enough flour to make a soft dough.

Step -2

Knead a few times on a floured counter till smooth. Return to bowl. Cover and let rise till doubled, about an hour.

Step -3

Divide the dough in half and roll each piece into a long loaf about 12 inches long. Place both loaves on a greased baking pan.

Step -4

Let loaves rise till doubled, 30-45 minutes. Cut a few diagonal slits across the top of each loaf.

Step -5

Bake in an oven preheated to 375°F for about 30 minutes or till the crust is golden brown.

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