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Light Pesto Bread

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  Bread flour 5 1⁄2 Cup (88 tbs), divided
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 2 1⁄4 Teaspoon, divided
  Active dry yeast 2 Tablespoon (2 Packages)
  Warm water 2 Cup (32 tbs) (120° To 130°)
  Extra-virgin olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), divided
  Bread flour 6 Tablespoon, divided
  Vegetable cooking spray 1 Tablespoon
  Tightly packed fresh parsley 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Green onions 2 , cut into 2-inch pieces
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), halved
  Freshly ground pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), grated
  Egg white 1 , beaten

Combine 2 cups flour, sugar, PA teaspoons salt, and yeast; stir.
Add water and 2 tablespoons oil, beating at low speed of an electric mixer until blended.
Beat 2 minutes at medium speed.
Stir in enough of the remaining 3 1/2 cups flour to make a soft dough.
Sprinkle 1/4 cup flour over work surface.
Turn dough out; knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes).
Place in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top.
Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled.
Position knife blade in food processor bowl, and add parsley, onions, and garlic.
Process 20 seconds.
Add remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons oil, and pepper; process 15 seconds.
Punch dough down; divide in half Sprinkle 1 tablespoon flour over work surface.
Roll 1 portion into a 16- x 10-inch rectangle.
Spread half of parsley mixture over dough, leaving a 1-inch border; sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese.
Roll up dough, starting at long side.
Pinch seam and ends to seal.
Repeat procedure.
Place loaves, seam side down, on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
Make Winch-deep slits in each loaf.
Cover and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, 35 minutes or until doubled.
Brush with egg white.
Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when tapped.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3467 Calories from Fat 879

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 97 g149.8%

Saturated Fat 18.4 g92.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 54.9 mg18.3%

Sodium 5560.5 mg231.7%

Total Carbohydrates 517 g172.4%

Dietary Fiber 31 g123.8%

Sugars 20.4 g

Protein 124 g247.3%

Vitamin A 429.5% Vitamin C 556.1%

Calcium 119.6% Iron 151.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Light Pesto Bread Recipe