Italian Bread

Italian bread with a delicious bowl of pasta - can you imagine it? Well you can make it! Create this Italian bread in your own kitchen and pair it with your favorite Italian dish like Spaghetti and Meatballs or Tortellini Alfredo


Yields 2 loaves

25.4 oz bread flour (approx. 43/4 cups plus 3 tablespoons)
6 oz extra fancy (fine grain) semolina flour (approx. 1 cup)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon instant yeast
1 tablespoon salt
1 pound lukewarm water approx. 2 cups))
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Untoasted sesame seeds


  1. Mix the bread flour, semolina flour, sugar, yeast and salt together in the bowl of a stand mixer. Make sure yeast and salt do not come into direct contact. With a paddle attachment, slowly add the wet ingredients until combined.
  2. Switch to a dough hook and knead for about 10 minutes.
  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Shape the dough into a ball, cover with plastic wrap and proof for 11/2 hours.
  4. Divide the dough into equal two pieces.
  5. Shape into two loafs that are about a 14" long by 2" wide and taper at both ends. Place dough on perforated baking tray and cover with plastic wrap. Proof for another 20 minutes.
  6. Score dough 3 times, lightly brush with water and sprinkle with sesame seeds immediately.
  7. Place in oven and select the MasterChef Plus program for Italian Bread.
  8. Follow the directions on the display.


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