Typical Bread From Apulia


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Typical Bread From Apulia
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Simli Sisters' recipe and video recipe will teach you all the secrets to make Italian bread from Apulia at home

For the starter
For the dough
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  • Recipe category Brunch
  • Recipe yield 8
  • Recipe cuisine Italian

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and let rest 20-24 hours.

Put half of the water in a bowl, melt the fresh yeast in it then add the starter, add 120 g of flour then the salt, go on beating and adding the remaining flour and water little by little till the dough will be smooth and elastic.
Place the dough onto a floured surface and knead 1-2 minutes with a spatula then place it in an oiled bowl, cover with a plastic wrap and let rise 2-3 hours.
Pour the dough on a floured surface, cut into 2 pieces, flatten lightly and roll using your thumb, place it vertically in front of you, flatten a little and roll once more.
Shape the pieces on a floured tray and let rise 50 –60 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 220°C turn the pieces upside down on to a floured baking stone and slide on to the baking rack, reduce the heat to 205°C and bake 20 minutes then reduce the heat to 180°C and bake 30-40 minutes more.
Cool on a rack.

For the olive version, add 284 g of pitted black olives into the dough before letting it rise.

Watch the Sorelle Simili prepare this classic Italian bread


  • Neal said on

    As noted in other recipes by the Simili sisters, the ingredients are vague or incomplete. Here the yeast is "1/10 and 1/2 of a block of brewer's yeast." I enjoyed the video, but trying the recipe would be trial and error. Tx

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