How To Make Rustic Italian Bread At Home

Rustic Italian bread is a crispy and delicious round bread. It is made with four simple ingredients and gets ready in less than an hour. It is has a crispy outside and a spongy inside.

There are many ways you can eat rustic Italian bread. You can dip it in olive oil and fresh herbs and enjoy. It goes great with soups. You can use it to make delicious bruschetta. It also can make a delicious sandwich or grilled cheese. You can take the old-fashioned route and eat it with butter or spread of your choice.

To make rustic Italian bread, mix flour, yeast, salt, and water in a bowl. Knead it for some time and transfer it to a bowl. Cover it with plastic wrap. Let it rise for 2 hours. Then, take it on a flour-dusted surface and fold and spread it. Shape it into a ball and make slits on the top of the dough. Bake it for 40 minutes. Then, take it out and let it cool for some time.

This was just an overview of the recipe. Find the complete recipe below. But before going to the full recipe, do check out other bread recipes as well.

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Ingredients For Rustic Italian Bread

IngredientsAmount
Bread Flour3 cups
Instant Yeast1 teaspoon
Warm Water1 1/3 cup
Sea Salt2 teaspoons

How Much Time It Will Take?

Preparation TimeResting TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
5 Minutes2 Hours40 Minutes2 Hours 45 Minutes

Rustic Italian Bread Recipe

Rustic Italian Bread recipe
  1. Add flour, yeast, water, and salt to a mixer and knead the mixture for 3 minutes.
  2. Transfer the dough to a bowl and wrap it with plastic paper; leave for 2 hours to rest.
  3. Repeat the process of replacing plastic wrap and rinse for 1 hour.
  4. On a floured surface, roll the dough accordingly.
  5. From the corner, fold the corners and transfer the dough to a sheet of parchment paper.
  6. Preheat the oven to 450oF.
  7. From the top of the loaf, cut the bread in long slits with a sharp knife and spray the loaf lightly with water.
  8. Slide the parchment sheet and peel it off and place the loaf in a baking stone in the oven.
  9. Reduce the temperature to 400oF and place it in the oven. Bake it until it turns dark brown for about 40 minutes.
  10. When the loaf is baked, let it cool for 2 hours. Your rustic Italian bread is ready!

Nutritional Facts Of Rustic Italian Bread

Calories195
Sodium391 mg
Potassium61 mg
Carbohydrates38 g
Protein6 g

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