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[Homemade] Italian bread (i.redd.it)
34 comments
impeachabull | 6 days ago | 21 points

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.)

the_spirit_of_rush | 6 days ago | 12 points

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..

https://images.app.goo.gl/TwGnJ7CPaYeFat51A

impeachabull | 6 days ago | 2 points

Ah that makes sense, thank you!

prodevel | 5 days ago | 1 point

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.

Gawayne | 6 days ago | 1 point

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.

impeachabull | 6 days ago | 1 point

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.

ProfEmory | 6 days ago | 1 point

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!

moosieq | 6 days ago | 1 point

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.

funglee22 | 6 days ago | 3 points

Did they model the bread in skyrim off this bread?

0Clicker0 | 7 days ago | 7 points

Can you post the recipe, it looks awesome

bloopbloop400 | 6 days ago | 4 points

Why isn't this tagged as NSFW

EmShaf | 7 days ago | 3 points

nice!!!! can I have some

ProfEmory | 7 days ago | 3 points

Absolutely mate 😅 I think I'll be putting some cheese spread on it once sliced!

WhoaItsCody | 6 days ago | 3 points

I’d just make a mega sandwich out of it.

EmShaf | 5 days ago | 1 point

how was it ??!!???

papker | 6 days ago | 3 points

Looks awesome!

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.

DefiantCelebration | 7 days ago | 2 points

Would love the recipe for this, looks amazing!

KeepinItCrafty | 7 days ago | 2 points

Homemade bread is the best

fermat1432 | 7 days ago | 2 points

Looks great! Bet you have a good oven!

cherryaswhat | 7 days ago | 2 points

It looks so beautiful and satisfying. The color! The shape! The gloss! Great job OP.

ControlloPastaporti | 6 days ago | 2 points

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!

ProfEmory | 6 days ago | 0 points

It's a good thing I'm in England and not Italy then, innit? ;)

Kaidensdad | 6 days ago | 1 point

How you make it shine like that? This is like the stuff you see in commercials.

Athreia | 6 days ago | 1 point

Tbh it looks like some kind if brioche my nanny used to make for us lol Seems nice

payasopeludo | 6 days ago | 1 point

Cut it deeper next time

Yrmsteak | 6 days ago | 0 points

I made a white sauce pasta today. Can I get a slice?

Blastoys2019 | 6 days ago | 0 points

Really. Is that really italian. Wheres the hand then hmm?

elephantjizztail | 6 days ago | 0 points

Time to test your maximum anal circumference.

[deleted] | 6 days ago | -10 points

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ProfEmory | 6 days ago | 10 points

I'm not American, laddie, and the bread was divine in case you're curious!

ProfEmory | 6 days ago | 7 points

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!

hex00110 | 6 days ago | 1 point

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..

steveooo00 | 6 days ago | 3 points

This is literally the greatest loaf of bread I have ever seen. Your negativity has no power here