Old Italian Bread Recipe


500 g flour
3 tbs olive oil
1/2 cake fresh yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 cup warm water


  1. Dissolve the sugar in 4 tbs warm water, blend in the yeast and leave for 15 minutes.
  2. Mix together flour , yeast, salt, olive oil and rest of warm water to make a dough. Knead well. Cover and let stand at warm place until it doubles in size, about 1 hour.
  3. Knead dough again, put in oiled pan and let stand until it rises again, about 1 hour.
  4. Spread olive oil over top.
  5. Bake at 220 C (425 F) for about 10 minutes. Turn temperature to 175 C (350 F) and bake for 30 more minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
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