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Recipe for family meals :

Casa Vieja Roman Bread

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"This bread is served with every meal at Monti's La Casa Vieja in Tempe, Arizona".


1 T. sugar
1 pkg. dry yeast
1 1/2 C. lukewarm water
4 C. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. salt, divided
1/2 C. finely chopped onion
2 T. dried rosemary, finely crushed
2 tsp. vegetable oil

  • Combine sugar, yeast and lukewarm water, stirring to dissolve yeast.
  • Stir in the flour, a cup at a time, then add 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt and the onion. Mix well, then knead on a lightly floured board until smooth.
  • Place dough in an oiled bowl and let rise until doubled, covered with a clean linen towel.
  • When doubled, punch down again. Flatten out dough on an oiled cookie sheet. When an even 1 inch thick across, pat the top of the dough lightly with vegetable oil.
  • Let dough rise again until doubled.
  • Sprinkle with remaining salt and the rosemary.
  • Bake in oven, preheated to 400°F, for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Serve hot.