• 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups bread flour or 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 3 ⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • cornmeal for baking sheet
  • 1 egg white slightly beaten


  • Add flour, oil, salt, sugar, yeast and water to your bread machine according to its instructions.
  • Set on dough setting.
  • Always follow your machines instructions, when mixing open it and keep check on the dough. Dough should be in a nice round soft sticky to the touch ball. If it is not add more water, or add flour which ever is needed.
  • Remove when signal beeps and cycle is done.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Sprinkle cornflour or cornmeal onto a baking sheet.
  • Punch dough down and form into a long or oval loaf.
  • Cover and let rise for 25 more minutes.
  • It should be doubled again by this time.
  • Uncover and slash the top with a sharp knife or razor.
  • Brush all over with the beaten egg white.
  • Bake 25 minutes to 35 minutes, until hollow sounding when tapped on bottom.
  • Cool.