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Typical Bread From Apulia

Typical Bread From Apulia

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

31 March, 2012
Average: 1 (4 votes)

Type of dish


Dietary Consideration

serves for


total time

5 HR 40 MIN


All purpose flour
120 g all purpose
175 ml
1/10 of a small fresh block
All purpose flour
900 g, all purpose
½ of a small fresh block
900 ml
60 g


Step 01

For Starter

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

Step 02

For Dough

  • 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


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