from A Passion for Baking
1 1/4 cups warm water
1 tbsp rapid rise yeast (if it's really hot in your kitchen, feel free to scale it back to slow down the rise)
4 cups, approximately, bread flour
1/3 cup olive oil
5 tsp sugar
2 3/4 tsp salt
1 (10 ounce) jar pesto
To make the dough, place all the dough ingredients in the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the dough hook. Mix on low-medium for 6-8 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic, adding more flour as needed. Remove the dough hook, grease the top of the dough and allow to rise until almost doubled in size. The amount of time it will take depends on the temperature of your kitchen.
Bake the bread about 35-45 minutes until it is well browned. Cool on wire rack. Enjoy!