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Homemade Italian Bread Recipe

An Italian bread recipe that is deliciously seasoned and baked to a golden crust.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting Time3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time4 hrs
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bread
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 116kcal
Author: Jane and Sonja
Cost: $3


  • Stand mixer


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour or more as needed
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter softened at room temperature, plus more for brushing
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, white sugar, salt and instant yeast.
  • Stir well to combine dry ingredients and then make a well in the centre.
  • Pour the warm water into the well and add the butter and egg.
  • Stir well to combine and form a soft dough.
  • Knead the dough by hand until it appears elastic and forms a soft well ball that pulls away from the sides of the bowl, adding up to one cup more flour as needed.
  • Cover the dough with plastic wrap and a clean kitchen towel and place in a warm area of your kitchen to rise for 2 hours.
  • Grease or line a cookie tray with parchment paper.
  • Once risen, punch down the dough and form the dough into a log. Place on the prepared cookie sheet.
  • Place the plastic wrap and kitchen towel back over the dough and allow to rise again for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Brush the risen dough with melted butter and sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown on top and cooked through.
  • Brush with additional butter while still warm.


Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg