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Homemade Pan Bread with Fresh Herbs

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Category: Italian, Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Warm water
  • 1 tb Dry yeast
  • 3 tb Sugar
  • 6 c To 7 c all purpose flour
  • 1 tb Salt
  • 1/2 c Olive oil
  • 1 tb Dry italian seasonings
  • 2 tb Minced fresh garlic
  • 1/4 c Chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tb Chopped fresh oregano


From Sheryl Benesch, Korbel Champagne Cellars.

This pan bread has an Italian heritage. It does not need butter and is
best eaten shortly after it has emerged from the oven. It is excellent with
vegetable soups.

Combine the waterm, yeast, sugar, and approximately 2 cups of the flour to
make a thick paste. Mix thoroughly and let stand a few minutes until
bubbles rise to the surface.

Combine the salt with the remaining flour; add gradually to the yeast
mixture, until it will absorb no more flour. Knead the dough until the
texture is smooth and not sticky to the touch; about 5 to 10 minutes. Place
the dough in an oiled bowl and let it rise in a warm place until it has
doubled in bulk. Punch dough down, place on a lightly floured surface, and
knead for another minute. Let dough rest for 5 to 10 minutes.

Brush a 9 x 13 inch sheet pan with 1/3 of the olive oil. Sprinkle the pan
with 1/2 tablespoon of the dry Italian seasonings and 1 tablespoon of
garlic. Roll the bread dough out to line the pan.

Lay the dough into the pan, brush with the remaining olive oil, sprinkle
with the remaining garlic and Italian seasonings, and then the fresh herbs.
(At this point the bread may be prepared a day ahead and kept in the
refrigerator, on the prepared pan, to rise.)

Let the dough rise for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Bake in a preheated 350
degrees F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Serves 8 to 12.

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