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Recipe for Altamura?

summerbaker's picture
summerbaker

Recipe for Altamura?

One of my favorite multi-purpose breads is the Italian bread, Altamura.  However, I have never made it myself and am now hoping that someone out there knows of a good recipe.  Quite a few recipes come up in a Google search, but I trust the folks here on TFL to be more likely to come up with a winner!  Don't feel obligated to write up the whole recipe; a source would be much appreciated.  Thanks!

Summer

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Mini Oven

check here first for some corrections to the book:

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/7473/dan-leader039s-altamura-semolina-sourdough

I suggest golden semolina if you can get it.

Recipe:

http://mzkitchen.com/?p=376

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summerbaker

Thank you so much for the great recipe link.  I had no idea that the process of making Altamura is so advanced.....  To think that today I'm in the process of making the relatively simple Rustic Country Bread from King Arthur and sweating over how it will come out.  Altamura will probably give me a heart attack!  Thanks for the corrections link as well.  That should at least save me from having a headache along with my heart attack!

Summer