QUICK BREADS are breads that are leavened with baking powder and baking soda instead of yeast Quick breads don’t need to be proofed or kneaded like yeast breads, so many people find them to be less intimidating to make. They can go from the mixing bowl to the baking pan to the oven.
Italian Bread Recipes
Italian breads have a wonderful flavor and character and every region has a distinctive style of bread. The bread recipes that follow are just a few of the many possibilities.
Grissini are very thin, crisp breadsticks that originated in the Piedmont region of Italy. Grissini can be served as an appetizer or as part of an antipasto. Sprinkle them with any spice, herb, or seed that you desire.
Olive and Rosemary Bread
Whole Wheat Ricotta Bread
Fig Rye Bread
Olive Oil Bread from Mantua
Bread Recipes >>
A favorite way of eating gelato in Sicily is stuffed into a brioche roll. Brioche rolls are also good served plain with espresso or a cup of cappuccino.
Brioche Rolls Recipe >>
Oval or rectanglular in shape, with a slightly domed top, the combination of ciabatta's crisp, tender crust and airy interior makes a light but crunchy bread that is perfect for sandwiches or panini.
Ciabatta Bread Recipe >>
Cornetti are a pastry/bread similar to a French croissant. Cornetti may be filled with a dollop of chocolate, jam, lemon curd, or Nutella but some regions use them as a form of roll without a sweet filling in the middle.
Cornetti Recipe >>
Focaccia, pronounced foh-KAH-chee-uh, is an Italian flat bread that is usually seasoned with olive oil and salt and sometimes herbs.
We have provided you with 2 basic focaccia recipes and a number of toppings.
Focaccia Bread Recipes >>
Focaccia Toppings >>
Piadina is an unleavened, rustic Italian flatbread that is from the Romagna region of Italy. It is made with white flour, lard (olive oil or vegetable shortening), salt and water.
Piadina Recipe >>
Prosciutto bread is filled with diced prosciutto and provolone. It is a very fragrant and tasty bread that can be eaten alone, with pasta, or with an antipasto platter.
Prosciutto Bread Recipe >>
Fennel rolls or muffuliette are a Sicilian specialty. They are traditionally served on St. Martin’s Day, November 11. The baked rolls have a dense interior and a slightly crispy crust.
Fennel Rolls Recipe >>
St. Joseph's Bread is a bread that is traditionally served on St. Joseph's feast day (Feast of San Guiseppe) which is March 19. The dough is shaped into a variety of designs for loaves that will adorn the St. Joseph's Table.
St. Joseph's Bread Recipe >>
Taralli, often called Italian wine pretzels, are a snack that is common to several regions of southern Italy. They are often served with wine for dunking but they are also nice as part of an antipasto.
Taralli Recipe >>
These easy-to-make biscuits are flavored with Parmesan cheese and pumpkin puree, which also gives them a gorgeous color.
Pumpkin Parmesan Biscuits Recipe >>
PUMPKIN CREAM CHEESE
Pumpkin is a real nutrition superstar. Extremely high in fiber and low in calories, pumkins also contain one of the ricest supplies of carotenoids, Foods rich in carotenoids have been linked to a host of health-promoting and disease-fighting activities.
This nutritional tip is from the book:
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/3 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Cover and keep in the refrigerator. Serve with bread, muffins, bisuits, or bagels.
Butter bells safely keep your butter fresh and spreadable without refrigeration for up to 30 days on your countertop. You can enjoy that warm bread right out of the oven
spread with creamy butter.
Tuscan sweet buns made with bread dough, olive oil, raisins, and rosemary. Similar to hot-cross buns, they are traditionally eaten on Holy Thursday.
Pan di Ramerino Recipe >>
Semolina, made from the finest durum wheat, is commonly used to make pasta, but it also makes a magnificent loaf of bread. You can make ravioli, lasagna, fettuccini and other pastas with the same flour that professionals use!
Garlic knots are a pizzeria classic. They are easy to make at home from store-bought fresh pizza dough, frozen pizza dough that has been thawed, or from our homemade dough recipe.
GREAT PASTRY BOARD
This reversible board functions in such a way that one side can be used for work with dough to keep it smooth all the time and the other side as a cutting board.
A non-tapered rolling pin applies pressure evenly, so that your pie crust is of even thickness from the center to the edges.
FIORI DI SICILIA
Use about ½ teaspoon in a typical recipe for cookies, pound cake, pie, meringues, or sweet bread.
You literally stir the 4 ingredients together in a bowl, wait for the dough to rise, shape it into a loaf and bake it ... that's it!
No-Knead Bread Recipe >>
SAME KITCHENAID QUALITY BUT WITH A SMALLER FOOTPRINT
The Artisan Mini stand mixer makes up to 5 dozen cookies in a single batch, with the same power as the Classic KitchenAid stand mixer while being 20% smaller, 25% lighter, and fitting all attachments. The tilt-head design allows clear access to the bowl and attached beater or accessory so you can easily add ingredients for a recipe.
These are crispy bagels, just like from your favorite New York bakery, but baked in your own oven.
NY-Style Bagels Recipe >>
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