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What Kind of Bread is This?

Doughboy20's picture
Doughboy20

What Kind of Bread is This?

Interesting video, people making bread somewhere in Italy.  Anyone know what kind of bread that is?  I have never seen that before and the video is all in Italian.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtywPC0VIvI&feature=related

 

freerk's picture
freerk

pane casereccio: here a link to a  formula, and here another one.

 

I like Jim Lahey very much, never made his casereccio, but here his recipe.

 

Happy New Year!

 

Freerk

JeremyCherfas's picture
JeremyCherfas

And as you can see from the different recipes, there can be quite a difference between the homemade or artisanal bread of different regions. Unfortunately the information given at Youtube is very generic and attempts to be historical, so there's no really useful information about the bread itself. Carol Field has a huge number of great recipes for Italian breads.

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freerk

You have google-translated that correctly, but unfortunately out of context. Try and google for "pane casareccio di genzano" instead.

freerk's picture
freerk

Also try here in TFL, there are lots of formulas!

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longhorn

The bread in the video is not Pane Casareccio di Genzano based on Dan Leader's book and my visit to Genzano last May. The name PCdiG is IGP protected and the bread sold under that name that I bought and saw in Genzano is a big pillowy boule heavily dusted wtih bran and made in the same style for 400 years. There are clearly other breads made in Genzano but I never saw the PCdiG sticker on any loaves except with bran. I have not encountered loaves of that style in Italy so I have no idea where it may be from. Looks like a directionally slightly overproofed bread that has a good chance of being salt free.

Hope this is useful!

Jay

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JeremyCherfas

Useful, that is. Because it saves me having to say the same thing myself.

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freerk

U r right longhorn, no bran! please disregard my remarks doughboy! sorry, I had the Genzano slashed like this when I was there, but it def. had bran on it.

 

Hope you find out what it isinstead sorry I couldn't help!

 

Freerk