Italian Bread Baked on a Pizza Stone
Italian Bread Baked on From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 3 hours. It is a good option if you're following a dairy free and vegetarian diet. If you have brown sugar, cornmeal, egg, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Bread Machine Italian Bread (Baked in Oven), Italian Sausage Bread Pizza, and Sausage Italian Bread Pizza.
Place flour, brown sugar, warm water, salt, olive oil and yeast in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough cycle; press Start.
Place pizza stone in oven and preheat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Oven must be preheated at least 30 minutes before baking.
Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Form dough into two loaves.
Place the loaves seam side down on a cutting board generously sprinkled with cornmeal. Cover the loaves with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes.
In a small bowl, beat together egg and 1 tablespoon water.
Brush the risen loaves with egg mixture. Make a single long, quick cut down the center of the loaves with a sharp knife. Gently shake the cutting board to make sure that the loaves are not sticking. If they stick, use a spatula or pastry knife to loosen. Slide the loaves onto the pizza stone with one quick but careful motion.
Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until loaves sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.
Recommended wine: Chianti, Trebbiano, Verdicchio
Chianti, Trebbiano, and Verdicchio are great choices for Italian. Italians know food and they know wine. Trebbiano and Verdicchio are Italian white wines that pair well with fish and white meat, while Chianti is a great Italian red for heavier, bolder dishes. The Spalletti Chianti Reserve Poggio Reale with a 5 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 23 dollars per bottle.
Spalletti Chianti Reserve Poggio RealeThis superb reserve wine, produced exclusively from the Poggio Reale estate, is a graceful, velvety wine with the characteristically earthy Sangiovese aromas and ripe, balanced fruit flavors offset by a touch of oak.