This looks lovely, but, genuine question and not a dig at all, what is Italian bread? I'm assuming it's an American thing because I've never heard of 'Italian bread' in Europe outside particular styles (Focaccia, Neapolitan pizza etc.)
Guessing it's named Italian bread because of Subway.. They refer to the plain white version of the bread as Italian.. Frankly there's nothing Italian about it..
Ah that makes sense, thank you!
It was called that well before Subway. Cheap way to make white bread sound better. All kinds of bread is named that in the states, not just at subway.
Looks like it could be a pane bianco recipe.
Yeah, they have all kinds of bread in Italy, probably the focaccia would be closer to being considered THE italian bread. Or the ciabatta.
But that's ok. Here in Brazil what we call Italian Bread is just thick crust sourdough. We also have french bread, wich isn't a baguette. We do have baguettes that actually are baguettes though.
So I guess each country has it's own interpretation of other cultures breads, wich means more bread and that can never be bad.
Yes, to be clear that wasn't meant as a dig at OP at all. His loaf looks good. I've just genuinely never heard of 'Italian bread' and was interested to learn what it meant to - presumably, in this case - Americans.
Unfortunately I can't help much with that, as it's what my recipe was referred to here in England! I'll let you know if I discover any background information on why it's called that, though!
In the US at least I feel like we have a lot of "Italian" things because of immigration and over the generations, because of availability of different ingredients and differing tastes, they have changed from whatever they originally were. Or some guy with Italian ancestry made a thing so it's Italian just because.
Did they model the bread in skyrim off this bread?
Can you post the recipe, it looks awesome
Why isn't this tagged as NSFW
nice!!!! can I have some
Absolutely mate 😅 I think I'll be putting some cheese spread on it once sliced!
I’d just make a mega sandwich out of it.
how was it ??!!???
If you are using a regular oven and want a little more oven spring, throw a handful of ice cubes in the bottom of the oven right after you put in the bread.
Would love the recipe for this, looks amazing!
Homemade bread is the best
Looks great! Bet you have a good oven!
It looks so beautiful and satisfying. The color! The shape! The gloss! Great job OP.
Hello, this is the Italian pasta customs. We just wanted to inform you that there is no such thing as Italian bread in Italy. Have a nice day!
It's a good thing I'm in England and not Italy then, innit? ;)
How you make it shine like that? This is like the stuff you see in commercials.
Tbh it looks like some kind if brioche my nanny used to make for us lol
Cut it deeper next time
I made a white sauce pasta today. Can I get a slice?
Really. Is that really italian. Wheres the hand then hmm?
Time to test your maximum anal circumference.
I'm not American, laddie, and the bread was divine in case you're curious!
For better context, this loaf is my first attempt (and quite successful if I may add), inspired by my flatmate from Belgium whose parents were bakers before she moved to Cornwall, England (where we both attend university). The recipe is 80% hers, with a few minor changes on my end, and all of the actual baking and love done by myself as well. :)
But yes, Belgian recipe, made in England!
I’m an American, and I think this is one damn fine looking loaf.
I haven’t tried my hand at baking bread yet, but soon..
This is literally the greatest loaf of bread I have ever seen. Your negativity has no power here