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Rosetta Rolls Recipe

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psmarak

Rosetta Rolls Recipe

Newcomer here.  I am very impressed with this blog.  It is about the only site where I could find any reference to baking Rosetta rolls.  I am still at a loss to find any mention of Leader's Rosetta rolls on the web.  I crave these as much as anything else from my stays in Italy. Can anyone help with a recipe? 

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bshuval

"Local Breads" is an excellent and highly recommended book.

I think that you will not be disappointed if you purchase a copy.

Boaz 

My bread blog: http://foldingpain.blogspot.com

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psmarak

Thank you.  Is Leader the author?  I am not much of a baker but am willing to get my hands floury for this. I will look it up.

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holds99

I agree with Boaz about Local Breads and the author is Daniel Leader.  Chapter 2: Bread Recipes, Step by Step is an excellent intro. to baking and great refresher course.  Leader has some drawings which are very helpful on dividing and shaping dough along with numerous color photos of various breads and many recipes.

Howard - St. Augustine, FL

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Removed duplicate entry.

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psas

I have been in search of the elusive Rosetta of Rome for years... in 2006 I came across an Italian site: Pianetapane.com which appears to be a site aimed at the commercial bakers in Italy. The earliest version of this site offered up an english (but confused) translation of the process of making of Rosetta also refered to as Michetta Bread. Luckely I printed off  the 8 pages of the process which had great photo documentation of the process. The site then disappeared, but is now back on line, but compressed somewhat (1 page) and in Italian: www.pianetapane.it/noe/pagine/liv1.asp?idp=5 . It may help in the investigation of , in my humble opinon, one of the world's great bread triumphs. My goal this year is to conquer the mysterious booga-booga of the magical 'hole' in the center of these wonders. I'm glad to see the investigation is hot and heavy on this site.

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Daisymae

I borrowed a copy of Daniel Leader's book from my local library.  I have my biga proofing in the kitchen now.  I won't be able to actually make the rolls until tomorrow.  I am going to keep making them until I get it right.  I must have eaten hundreds of these rolls in Rome.  I have tried to find Rosetta rolls in Italian bakeries but no one here makes them.