BRENDA'S ITALIAN BREAD
5 1/2 c Unsifted flour (120 to 130 degrees)
1 tb Salt Cornmeal
1 tb Sugat Corn or other vegetable oil
1 tb Butter or margerine 1 Egg white
2 Pkgs active dry yeast 1 tb Cold water
1 3/4 c Very warm tap water
With the metal blade in place, add 3 cups flour, salt, sugar, butter and
yeast to bowl of processor. Turn machine on and off rapidly 2 or 3 times or
until butter is thoroughly cut into dry ingredients. Add half the water and
turn processor on and off 4 times. Add 1 1/2 cups flour and remaining
water. Repeat on/off turns 4 times, then let processor run until a ball of
dough formson the blades. If the dough is too sticky (wet), add remaining
flour a few tablespoons at a time. When correct consistency, let processor
run 40 to 60 seconds to knead dough.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead several times to form
a smooth ball. Cover with plastic wrap and a towel. Let rest 20 minutes.
Divide dough in half. Roll each half into an oblong 15 x 10 inches.
Beginning at wide side, roll tightly Pinch seam to seal and taper ends by
rolling gently back and forth. Place on greased baking sheets sprinkled
with cornmeal. Brush dough with corn oil. Cover loosely with plastic wrap.
Refrigerate 2 to 24 hours.
When ready to bake, remove from refrigerator. Uncover dough carefully and
let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. Make 3 ro 4 cuts on top of
each loaf with edge of metal blade or sharp knife. Bake at 425 degrees for
20 minutes. Remove from oven and brush with egg white beaten with cold
water. Return to oven and bake 5 to 10 minutes longer or until golden
brown. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
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