My local Whole foods does this delightful Italian - esque loaf, a bit cabatta like I suppose, was wondering if anyone has heard of it, or wold have a recipe?
I suspect "Sperlonga" is a trade name (it certainly romanticizes the bread) which is likely proprietory.
Sperlonga may be a trade name, but its origin is a place in Italy called Sperlonga, which is a beach near my dad's hometown of Fondi. I've been there; it's a gorgeous beach near antiqueties like Emperor Tiberius cave & castle. I still have relatives in Fondi; in fact, a couple are on Facebook. So will ask them for the sperlonga bread recipe if one exists from there. Stay tuned & I'll ask my cousin Annarella or maybe Cinzia.
Hey my name is Corey I was the Bakery Team leader for Dedham MA, and now for Laguna Niguel, we are making the sperlonga bread now in california as well and it again is our most popular recipe, we also use it for our rustic baguette, if you are still interested in it let me now
That would be great if you could share your recipe.
Was also interested in the Sperlonga recipe. Did Corey share this recipe. Think it has some of conditioner in it as well as sourdough starter and maybe a bit of rye flour for flavor.
I am excited that there may be a chance to obtain the recipie for Sperlonga. The nearest Whole Foods (the only source of this bread as fas as I know) requires a 150 mile round trip. Thank you.
Sperlongaesque baking :-) Anyone have a recipe?
Did anyone share the Sperlonga recipe? My local WhoLe Foods doesn't bake it in Tennessee.
Hi. I worked in the Whole Foods bread program for over a year and I can tell you that Sperlonga is just a very well made Ciabatta. Nothing special to speak of about it. Sorry to disappoint, but there's just no big secret to the bread. I have looked at this thread for years waiting for someone to post a comment with the recipe, but it's just nothing special.