This is my latest bread -- Pane Siciliano from BBA. It was fun to make the S shaped loaves and it is delicious with a moist tender crumb and a rich flavor. It is 40% durum flour, hence the creamy yellow color. I put it in the oven early this morning and we just had it for our late Sunday breakfast with eggs and cocoa. The two of us ate half a loaf and I could go on eating slice after slice. I LOVE GOOD BREAD!
I made it almost just like the recipe. Just for fun, I pinched off a little piece of my (recently fed) stiff dough starter and added it to the pate fermente. So that had almost 2 days rest in the fridge. Then the shaped loaves had an evening and night long ferment in the fridge. Wonderful flavor. I think they might have risen a little fatter than they should with the extra yeasties.
This maes a great bread for breakfast or dinner. I think it would be fun to make it in little S shaped rolls too. A loaf would probably make about 6 rolls. I had fun making this and I'm eager to make it again and serve it for breakfast during the holidays. Two of our children will be coming with their families in Dec. and I'm making a list of all the breads I want to show off while they are here. Wish they could stay a month. We will have a lot of bread to go through.