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Pagnotta Bread Loaf

Easy Bread Loaf

This is an Easy Bread Loaf Recipe that you will love. The crust is perfect, the ingredients are minimal, and the result is superb.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 55 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Resting Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Sides
Cuisine Italian, Plant-based, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 162 kcal



  • Dissolve the yeast in warm water (you have to be very careful not to overheat it, or it may kill the microorganisms). Let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Add the flour and knead roughly with your hands and let the dough rest for about 20 minutes (some kitchen robots have a kneading function, you can use it. I like to knead it myself).
  • After the time has elapsed, add the salt and knead until the dough is smooth and homogeneous.
  • Put it to rest in a lightly oiled bowl for about 30 minutes—Oil the surface a little bit and cover with cellophane paper.
  • Roll the dough back onto itself, always inside the bowl, put it to rest (covered with the same cellophane paper).
  • After 30 minutes, repeat the above procedure (dough must double).
  • When it has doubled, proceed by giving it the round shape, place it on a round baking tray and wait for it to double again (this leavening will take about 1 hour).
  • Pre-heat the oven at 475 Fahrenheit or 240 ºC.
  • Place a tray with 2 cups of water on the oven floor and put the baking pan in the oven.
  • After 10 minutes, decrease the temperature to 425 Fahrenheit for 220 °C for the remaining 40 minutes.
  • The final time depends a lot on your oven. You can insert the blade of a knife inside; if it is not wet, the bread will be cooked or measure the core temperature, which must be 205 Fahrenheits (96 °C).
  • Try not to do this more than once; Opening the oven and change its temperature affects the cooking of your bread and could lead to an uncooked inside and overcooked surface.


Calories: 162kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 488mgPotassium: 72mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 2mg
Keyword bread, loaf, pangotta
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