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Easy Italian bread

I made this bread for a recent vegan potluck and was given really great feedback so decided to post it here. This bread is suitable for breadmakers and it makes a softgrain loaf. I’ve posted the ingredients needed for a 1.5 pound loaf. As always bread makers will vary so these are the ingredients and methods for mine.

The thing I really love about this loaf is that you can mix it up with different herbs and spices depending on your mood. Today I used thyme, rosemary and parsley but pretty much any dried herb and spice will work.

Ingredients:

1 and 1/16 cups room temperature water

1 and 1/2 tbsp melted butter (I use pure soya for this)

1/2 tsp salt (I actually rarely use salt but you really can’t avoid it in bread)

1 and 1/2 tbsp skimmed milk powder (I use EcoMil for this which is available from the vegan store and goodness direct – links in my stores page)

3 tbsp sugar (be sure to use vegan sugar as not all sugar is vegan)

3 cups strong white bread flour (I use dovesfarm as it is vegan and gluten free)

3/4 tsp fast action yeast (again I use from dovesfarm)

Method:

Simply add all ingredients to your breadmaker and use the softgrain or sandwich setting. Takes about 2 and a half hours for this size and leave to rest and cool before cutting.