The first recipe that everyone tries out after purchasing a bread machine is that of a simple bread and after its success there is nothing stopping them. There are so many breads and baked items that can be tried with a single bread machine. If you have become accustomed to the workings of your bread maker then do try this Italian bread machine recipe in simple 5 steps mentioned below.
The Italian bread machine recipe isn’t all that different from the regular bread recipe or from other variant forms of breads; the difference usually lies in the addition or subtraction of a couple of ingredients and perhaps in the difference in measurements. The series of successes that you will experience with your bread machine will make you addicted to it.
The Italian bread machine recipe has been simplified so that even the most amateur bread makers can make delicious Italian breads at home.
Lets check our simple Italian bread machine recipe
Gather up the ingredients which are below :
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons cornmeal
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 ½ tsp dry yeast
- 1 cup of warm water
- 1 whole egg white (for brushing.)
Getting the ingredients right for the Italian bread machine recipe is not the only thing that holds significance,you must also follow the right sequence of adding these ingredients into the bread machine container. So take out the basket from the machine, making sure that it is clean and has the kneading blade attached to it. Now add the wet ingredients into tub first and this includes the water and oil.
If you wish to start the process of kneading and baking right away then it really doesn’t matter in what order you dump your ingredients in but if you want it to start a little while later then it probably wouldn’t be a good idea to get the yeast reactive right away. So, after adding the water and oil put in the flour and the rest of the dry ingredients.
Place the container with the ingredients back into the machine. You might have to add a little force so it fits in snuggly within its groove. Then close down the lid on top of it and plug in your machine. Now set your machine on the preferred cycle in the dough setting.
Prepare a baking tray or cookie sheet in the meanwhile by greasing it. When the dough has risen, take it out on a working space and punch it down then form a rough shape of loaf and leave it covered for proofing on the greased cookie sheet.
When risen, put in slanting slits on the top side of the dough and sprinkle some cornmeal on top of it. In the end brush egg white on the bread and put it in the preheated oven (375OF) for 20 – 25 min. Take it out and cool on wire rack.
Try this Italian bread machine recipe and you will never have to buy Italian bread from the bakery again.
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