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"Scali" Italian Braided loaves w/sesame seeds

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SylviaH

"Scali" Italian Braided loaves w/sesame seeds

Scali loaves make a wonderful flavored Italian bread!  I think I will will use this recipe from King Arthur Flours to make some torpedo rolls even though it is traditionally braided with added sesame seeds.  The crumb is perfect for sandwiches and the crust is crunchy good with the added flavor of the sesame seeds.  We loved it even with my fresh made "Bing Cherry Jam"!  Oh, the cherries are so sweet and good this year and well worth the pitting to make jam!

Sylvia

 

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xaipete

Looks beautiful, Sylvia. I love the thought of eating a slice of it with fresh cherry jam. Yes, they are definitely worth the pitting time.

--Pamela

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SylviaH

Thank you, Pamela!  I love this bread and so does Mike!  I really can't wait to make a Cherry Bakewell Tart Pudding, after seeing all those lovely cherry tarts on the The Bakers Kitchen for this months challenge...the photos just keep rolling!  The tart shell I used for the Mango tarts will be perfect and so easy.  I have a lot of ground almonds to make the frangipane...all in all an easy tasty project...now that the jams made!

Sylvia 

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dmsnyder

It looks light and fluffy. The crust looks thin and crackly. Does it soften or stay crisp for a while?

I made those sourdough Italian rolls for my wife, and now she expects to always find a supply in the freezer for her lunches. And, you know what? I don't mind having them around myself.

I'm looking for new options all the time, though. The Scali does look good.

David

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SylviaH

Thank you, David!  This bread is delightful and flavorful with a very crunchy crispy crust and very light..it even sang a little...even with the clouds a little rain and lots of humid weather we had today.  This is a keeper.  It should have been one big braided loaf, instead I made a medium and small.  One large one would be better!  It has a nice flavor and the crust does to with the added nuttie flavor of the sesame seeds just gives it another +.  I think it would be perfect for rolls or braided.  I used up the last of my KA Organic AP flour on it. 

Sylvia 

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blackbird

That's a proper cherry jam, chunky and chewy, glad to see it, nice loaf and I'd've made pan butter toast for a grand breakfast. Or movie snack. Photos are a feast for the eyes.

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SylviaH

Thank you, blackbird!  It's the first time I have made cherry jam..and I wanted it to be more of a preserves..so I didn't chop them to small...worked out just right...the cherries were fabulous this year.   My husband loves toast and jam!  I'll be making more soon!

Sylvia

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Nomadcruiser53

A mouth watering snack to be sure. Dave

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SylviaH

Hi Dave and Thank You!

Sylvia

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Bixmeister

Very nice looking loaves Sylvia.  I like the idea of cherries on the bread.

Bix

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SylviaH

Hi Bix, Thank you!  I've made 3 batches of cherry jam.  That should last for a bit!

I have some nice fig jam from my tree...fig jam and ricotta cheese make for a nice combination on this  Italian bread too!

Sylvia