*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                            Quick Italian Bread
 Recipe By     : The Pleasures of Cooking
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2 1/4  Teaspoons     active dry yeast
      7/8  Cup           warm water
    2 1/2  Cups          Unbleached Bread Flour
    1 1/2  Teaspoons     sugar
    1 1/2  Teaspoons     salt
                         Cornmeal to sprinkle on baking sheet
 Proof yeast and 1/2 tsp sugar in 7/8 cup warm water for 10 minutes in 
 a warm place.   In processor, mix flour, remaining 1 teaspoon sugar 
 and salt for 20 sec.   With processor running, pour in the yeast 
 mixture in a continuous stream.   Dough should combine and come clean 
 from the sides of the bowl within a few seconds. Add more warm water 
 by the teaspoon if necessary.   After dough combines, let processor 
 run (to knead) for 30-40 seconds.  Remove dough and roll it with your 
 hands to about 18 inches long.   Place on sheet that has been 
 sprinkled with corn meal (to prevent dough from sticking).  Cover 
 loosely with  oiled plastic wrap.  Allow to rise in warm place for 
 about 45 minutes.   Preheat oven 375.  Remove plastic and diagonally 
 slash loaf w/sharp knife at about 3-inch intervals.
 Place in oven. 
 Spray loaf with water or place a pan of warm water in the
 rack beneath  and bake for 20 min or until lightly browned
 Originally posted to the Foodwine List by Gretl Collins
 and formatted by Carole Walberg.
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