Authentic Italian Bread Recipe

Carasau bread, also called ‘carta musica’ in Italian (meaning ‘sheet of music’ in English), is the traditional bread from Sardinia. It features …

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Italian bread dough is typically wetter than other doughs because it uses more liquid (water or milk) and fat (butter or olive oil). Despite its savory flavor, many Italian bread recipes do use sugar. Traditionally, Italian bread is baked on a stone to give it that signature thin crisp crust, golden brown in color.

Rating: 4.3/5(99)
Total Time: 2 hrs 15 mins
Category: Side Dish, Bread
Calories: 124 per serving

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Directions. Place the water and yeast in the bowl of an electric mixer and allow the yeast to bloom for about 5 minutes. Using a dough hook …

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Servings: 1
Cuisine: European
Author: Recipe from Emeril Lagasse
1. Place the water and yeast in the bowl of an electric mixer and allow the yeast to bloom for about 5 minutes. Using a dough hook attachment, add the flour and sugar to the water and mix on low speed until a dough starts to form. Drizzle the oil and salt into the dough and beat on medium speed for 8 to 10 minutes, or until a smooth, firm, elastic dough is formed.
2. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl and spray the dough with a thin coating of cooking spray. Wrap the bowl with plastic wrap and set aside to proof in a warm, draft-free place for 11/2 hours or until doubled in size. Remove the plastic wrap, punch down and flatten the rounded dough with the heel of your hand. Roll the dough up tightly, sealing the seam well after each roll. The dough should be elongated and oval-shaped, with tapered and rounded (not pointed) ends.
3. Preheat the oven lined with a pizza stone to 425 degrees F. Alternately, an inverted baking sheet may be used in place of a pizza stone.
4. Place the dough on a baker's peel heavily dusted with semolina flour, or cornmeal, or alternately on an inverted baking sheet. Allow the dough to proof, loosely covered with a damp towel, for 30 minutes, or until doubled in size. Brush the dough with the egg white and sprinkle the sesame seeds over the top. Using a razor blade or sharp knife, score 3 (1/4-inch deep) slashes across the top of the dough at a 45 degree angle.

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Directions. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, salt and 3 cups flour. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Stir in remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place

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Step 1. Add the sugar and yeast to the warm water and let proof. Advertisement. Step 2. Stir in 4 cups of flour and beat until smooth. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes. Step 3. Beat in the salt and then add enough remaining flour to make a stiff dough. Knead until as soft and smooth as a bambino's behind.

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Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Cover again and let rise for two hours. Pre-heat oven to 425F (220C). Place a pan of water on the bottom of the oven. Make a score in the bread and bake for about 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately place on a wire rack to cool.

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Step 7) – With floured hands, lift the loaves from the ends and place each loaf in a large oven pan lined with parchment paper and lightly dusted with flour. Then, always with floured hands, shape the sides and give the round shape to the ends of the loaves of bread. Sprinkle the loaves with a final handful of flour.

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Combine 5 cups flour, sugar and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer. Add the yeast mixture, remaining water and olive oil. Using a dough hook attachment, mix on lowest speed of electric mixer (stir setting on a KitchenAid) until a dough starts to form, adding more flour as needed. Knead on low speed (2 on a KitchenAid) for 7 minutes.

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Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 425°F. Uncover the braid. Brush it with the egg white glaze, and sprinkle it heavily with sesame seeds. Bake the braid for 25 to 35 minutes; the longer it bakes, the crunchier it'll be. When fully baked, the braid's internal temperature should measure at least 190°F on a digital thermometer.

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Combine yeast, sugar, and 1 cup warm water in bowl of a heavy-duty electric stand mixer; let stand 5 minutes. Add 2 cups flour, oil, and salt to bowl, and beat at low speed, using dough hook attachment, 1 minute.

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Let it stand 10 minutes until foamy. Stir in the flour, cover the bowl, and let the mixture sit in a warm place for at least 4 hours, or overnight. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in 2 cups of

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Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let dough rise 1 hour until doubled. Heat oven to 400 ° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, a silicone mat or lightly grease the surface with oil or cooking spray. On a lightly floured surface, punch down dough, then carefully shape into a batard/torpedo about 12 inches long.

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An authentic Italian recipe for ciabatta bread or slipper bread, originally from the Veneto made with an overnight starter and cooked just like pizza on a preheated pizza stone. Course Baked Goods. Cuisine Italian. Prep Time 20 minutes. Cook Time 50 minutes. Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes. Servings 2 loaves.

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Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and form into a smooth round ball. Place the dough in a large, lightly oiled bowl, and cover tightly with greased plastic wrap. Let the dough rise in a warm spot until doubled, about an hour. …

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Place on an oiled cookie sheet sprinkled with cornmeal. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Baking Preheat oven to 400℉ (200℃). Bake about 1 hour and cool on racks. To get a really good crust spray the loaves with water 3 times in the first 15 minutes of baking. Email.

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