The Prepared Pantry

Italian Country Bread Mix

Go Italian! Make Italian bread, roasted garlic bread, and more.

SKU: M104-1

Can I use this mix in my 1 pound capacity or 1.5 pound capacity bread machine?

We have designed our mixes specifically for 2 lb. capacity machines. However, you may still find success with 1.5 lb. capacity machines. You may expect to see the top of the loaf touch the lid of the machine towards the end of the baking cycle. This may lead to imperfect baking in that one spot on the loaf. The rest of the loaf should be fine. For 1 lb. bread machines, we recommend only running the bread on the dough cycle and then transfer the dough to a pan for baking in a conventional oven. See packaging for more info.

Why do the directions ask me to use a thermometer?

Yeast is very sensitive to heat and other environmental factors. We have tested and designed our mixes to find the sweet spot for yeast activity to get the best rise. Even just a few degrees off on water temperature can make a big impact on the quality of your bread. Measuring the temperature of your water accurately is the best way to ensure consistently successful bread baking.

I followed the directions exactly and I see had a problem with my bread? What can I do?

Sometimes bread issues happen. We are happy to help. Send us a picture of your bread and a picture of the back packaging of your bread mix to our customer support email at Include as much detail as possible about your baking process and bread machine model so we can troubleshoot the cause of the issue.

Should I adjust my mix for high altitudes?

We don't recommend making any changes to the mix for high altitudes. We have tested our mixes in a variety of locations and have fine tuned each mix to be the best product possible.

I don't have a bread machine or a stand-type mixer. Can I still make this bread in my oven?

  • Authentic European country loaf with a light cream color and a touch of sourdough--soft on the inside and crusty on the outside
  • A great Italian loaf that quickly became a bestseller
  • People say it's "the best bread ever"--read the reviews
  • Very versatile. Works for toast, grilled sandwiches, garlic bread, and more
  • Better than the supermarket or your money back

"This bread is so good it's scary! Maybe it's perfect!"

Look what you can do with your bread!

See how to make Panzanella and Other Bread Salads.

There's so much you can do with this loaf! It works perfectly in a bread machine. You can make it in your oven in three easy steps, even freestanding loaves.

You can make roasted garlic bread. You can serve your bread with roasted garlic oil like at the restaurants. 

This bread goes great with soups and chowders.

panzanella bread salad

See how to make Panzanella Bread Salad.

Garlic bread

See how to make Roasted Garlic Bread.

roasted garlic oil

See how to make roasted garlic oil like at restaurants.

soup to go with bread

What others say: 

"The Bread Has Risen!! There must be something special going on at Prepared Pantry by golly!! They are able to raise the dough and it tastes heavenly!! If that isn’t some sort of a miracle, I don’t know what is. Almost scary right?"  robert janyk 

"My Perfect Bread! I’ve tried many of the Prepared Pantry’s creations, but this bread has to be my favorite. It is moist with a crunchy outside and has the perfect chew. I can slice it thin and it doesn’t fall apart. Plus, it takes like Heaven."  Linda Christensen

You can load it into your bread machine and push a button. You can set your bread machine to the "dough" setting and bake the bread in a pan or on a baking sheet. Or, you can use your stand-type mixer. Easy. Authentic.

"Well, let's just say you won't find a better basic bread anywhere. I no longer purchase bread at the supermarket, especially when I can easily have something so much better. Highly recommended!"  Lana Mountford
Italian Country Bread is a soft artisan bread with an authentic chewy crust. It's made with a pre-ferment that gives it just a touch of country sour, the same pre-ferment used in ciabatta bread. It's reminiscent of French bread but with a softer, moister texture. It makes a unique sandwich bread, perfect for toasting or dipping in olive oil.
"Absolutely delicious. My boyfriend doesn't want store-bought anymore. Sold! We love it."  Larissa Smith 

You'll love it too. Just try it.

Customer Reviews

Based on 107 reviews
Thomas MacDonald
Italian Bread mix

I followed the instructions but the bread did not turn out in my bread machine.

Pauline Barrett
Italian bread

Wonderful texture and taste

james stange

Italian Country Bread Mix

Shelley Ellingson
Soooo Good!

All of the bread machine mixes we have tried are EXCELLENT! We look forward to trying ones we have not had yet! Strongly recommend Prepared Pantry to all. Thank you!

Gaylene Halvorsen

The bread is delicious. We enjoyed it very much