Raisin and Nut Italian Peasant Bread

Bread machine recipe

This is from a basic bread recipe I was inspired to make after visiting Christiano’s in Green Lake, WI with my mother. We had a delicious pizza and went home with a loaf of rustic, Italian peasant bread. Mine isn’t quite the same airy texture because I don’t have a brick oven, but it turns out pretty good.

The basic recipe is a super easy bread machine recipe and only has 3 ingredients*. It makes a great everyday bread for having with meals. I added the golden raisins and nuts as a variation. Makes a wonderful breakfast bread toasted!

raisin-nut_bread | paulasitaliankitchen.com*first 3 ingredients for basic Italian peasant bread

Raisin and Nut Italian Peasant Bread
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Rustic Italian peasant bread with golden raisins and nuts. Bread machine recipe.
Recipe type: Bread/Pane
Cuisine: Italian
  • 1 cup of tepid water (approx 85-90 degrees F)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (or 1 cup whole wheat + 2 cups all-purpose)
  • 3 teaspoons bulk yeast granules
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • ½ cup pecans (or any nut you desire)
  1. Place all ingredients in the bread machine in the order given.
  2. Put bread machine on dough cycle and let it run.
  3. Remove from machine.
  4. You can shape it into a large artisan loaf and put on a greased sheet pan, place in a large greased loaf pan, or place in 2 small greased loaf pans.


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