Christmas Italian Recipe Italian Bread

DECADENT ITALIAN FRISELLE BREAD

Friselle bread, at times referred to as freselle, frisedde, fresedde, frise, are made from durum wheat.

Friselle are baked twice and usually have a rough side and smooth side. Friselle are found throughout all of Italy but especially popular in southern Italy (Apulia, Calabria, Campania, etc.).

Friselle have a very long shelf life and were especially popular during difficult, economic, times in Italy. 

Serves 8 to 10

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 pounds of durum wheat flour (or whole wheat flour)
  • 1 ounce of live yeast
  • Salt
  • Filtered water

 

METHOD

  1. Dissolve the yeast in a bit warm water and combine with flour and a bit of salt. Shape the dough into desired shape and let rise for 30 minutes, then bake them in a preheated 400 degree Fahrenheit oven.
  2. When the bread is firm but not hard, remove from the oven and cut them in half horizontally with a clean metal wire. Return them to the oven and let cook until the break is very dry and you begin to see a golden brown color.

 

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