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Homemade Italian Bread
"Homemade Italian bread is actually very easy to make and tastes delicious! While you could buy a loaf of Italian bread from the grocery store, baking bread is fun and satisfying. Warm, toasty bread from the oven is pure comfort food. This Italian loaf is perfect with a bowl of spaghetti, or alongside a plate of my crockpot roast beef! There are plenty of dinners that we like to eat this homemade bread with, and they aren’t all Italian meals! I’ve been known to sop up the juices of my favorite pork sirloin roast using a hunk of this bread. "
Preparation Time15 min
Cooking Time30 min
- 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 cups hot water
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 5 cups flour
Dissolve yeast, warm water, and 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar in a small bowl.
In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine hot water, 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, salt, and oil. Add 3 cups of flour to the mixture in the large bowl/mixer and mix well. Stir in yeast mixture.