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Italian Bread Recipes

Posted By admin On March 30, 2008 @ 6:28 pm In | 3 Comments

There are between 300 to 400 types of Italian breads, it's very regional and sometimes even seasonal. It is the most basic staple foods in Italian meals, served at

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breakfast, lunch & dinner and has always been at the very centre of religious, social & family life, and is taken very seriously,ok that's the serious bit, now for the fun stuff!!

From the funky shape of rustic Ciabatta (slipper in Italian) to the flat disks of Focaccia seasoned with wild herbs from the local fields. Rustic loaves, whole wheat bread, corn bread the list is endless.

Lots of specialities are baked using an extremely wide variety of flour blends. Bread appears in a manor of different shapes and sizes, bozza or pagnotte (tall round loaves) or filone (long bread sticks).

The fiorentini is a tasty pretzel and the schiacciata all'olio refers to a flat loaf sprinkled with olive oil. Bozza and filone are the most common types with a crisp crust and loose texture inside with lots of holes.

Wherever you are in Italy you're always guaranteed a splendid choice of bread.

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