Taste of Italy Bread 1.5 lb. (Bread Machine)
1 loaves scale / convert
1-3/4 cups water
1 tbsp. 2 plus tsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. 2 plus tsp. honey
2 cups semolina flour *
2 cups flour (machine or unbleached)
2 tsp. salt
1-2/3 tbsp. Italian seasoning **
2 tsp. active dry yeast
Remove bread pan; attach kneading blade. Place all ingredients in bread pan in order listed. Insert bread pan, close lid and plug in. Select bread type (Oster) : Press select until the number 2 is displayed (Large, medium crust cycle). Press start. Bread will be done baking in the number of hours indicated.
* semolina is the flour the color of corn meal which is used to make pasta. Before it is cooked it has a gritty texture, but obviously is smooth when cooked.
** Italian Seasoning is a mixture of spices available at the grocery store. It may vary depending on the company making it, but it usually has some mixture of marjoram, thyme, rosemary, savory, sage, oregano, and basil.
When I made a 1 1/2 lb. loaf the bread hit the top of my 2 lb. Oster Bread Machine (and then I have to cut a small part of the top off the top when it is done to make sure no one gets a doughy piece.
This is wonderful with lunch meat and is one of my favorite breads.
Have you made it? What'd you think?
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