Low Calorie Italian Bread

Low Calorie Italian Bread


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Want a fresh, homemade loaf of Italian bread with a low calorie intake? Then this recipe is for you. This simple recipe will keep you from constantly running to the grocery store, and it's sure to become an instant favorite in your recipe box.

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Chicago, IL

Time needed

35 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

1 Loaf


  • 1⅔ cups Water
  • 2 Tbsp Oil or Melted Butter/margarine
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Powdered Soy Milk
  • 1¾ cups Yellow Cornmeal
  • 3 cups Bread Flour
  • 2½ tsp Dry Yeast

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Mix everything together in a bowl.
Flour a counter top or surface and place dough on top.
Start kneading the dough for about 10 minutes. Dough should not stick to your hands.
Spray the bowl with cooking spray or use grease, and place the dough inside.
Now spray dough with cooking spray or grease and cover with plastic wrap.
Rest for 2 hours.
Spray cooking spray on a piece of parchment paper and sprinkle with cornmeal.
Put the ball of dough on the paper.
Spray with more cooking spray and let rest and rise for an hour.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees and place baking stone in the oven.
Dust a little rye flour over top of dough and score with a sharp knife.
Place the dough, while still on the parchment paper, onto the baking stone.
Put 2 cups of boiling water into a small baking pan and put it on the bottom of the oven to make steam.
Bake for 30-35 minutes.

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