The Simili sisters from Bologna teach you all the secrets to making traditional Italian bread at home. Follow their easy recipe and video instructions
For the starter
For the dough
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- Recipe category Side
- Recipe yield 8
- Recipe cuisine Italian
Make a well with the flour and place the water in the center, mixing the yeast.
Start adding the flour slowly, then knead the dough briefly.
Let it rest overnight for 8 to 10 hours.
Make the well of flour and in the middle add the yeast. Break the starter into small pieces and add the water at the top of it.
Working with the point of your fingers crumble the starter and all the other ingredients in the center, amalgamating it well.
Start adding the flour and finally add the salt.
Knead by beating with the rolling pin for 2 minutes until the surface is smooth.
Cut and make the shapes letting it rest for 20 to 40 minutes depending on the shape.
Once the shapes are made, arrange them on a baking sheet and cover with moistened waxed paper that’s been gently squeezed
Let rise for 50 minutes then put in the oven at 220°C, lower the temperature right away to 200°C and bake for 10 minutes, lower the temperature again to 180°C and bake for another 30 minutes or so.
For smaller shapes, reduced the rising and baking times.
Watch how Sorelle Simili do bake this classic Italian bread