Lekke Recipes

Homemade Italian Bread

Yields: 6 Servings Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 1 Hr 50 Mins Cook Time: 20 Mins Total Time: 2 Hr 10 Mins

Bring the unique taste of Italian Bread to your table quick and easy.


0/6 Ingredients
Adjust Servings


0/6 Instructions
  • 1. Combine Dry Yeast, sugar, and Water. Allow it to sit for approximately 5 minutes or until bubbly. If you are using instant yeast there's no reason to let it sit and get bubbly.
  • 2. Add 2 cups of Flour, Salt, and Olive Oil to the yeast mixture and stir until combined with a wooden spoon.
  • 3. Lightly flour a working surface and knead bread together until soft and silky. Approximately 10 minutes. Form a ball with the dough and put it into an oiled bowl, turning the dough once so it’s oiled on both sides. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise for 1 hour.
  • 4. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  • 5. After 1 hour turn the dough out onto a floured working surface. Gently deflate with your fingertips and form a rectangle. Form the dough into a batard or torpedo shape and put it on a baking sheet lined with grease proof paper or a silicone mat. Alternatively, place it on grease proof paper on a hard surface like the back of the baking sheet, pizza peel, or bread board. Set it aside to rise 20 minutes.
  • 6. Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes until done.