"Speckled" Bread from Trentino-Alto Adige

Thu, 10/13/2022 - 12:45
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Cooking Time
35 minutes, plus up to 24 hours passive

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as baking your own bread and that’s especially true of this traditional bread from Italy’s northern Trentino-Alto Adige area, where Alpine and Mediterranean cuisine and cultures meld.  

This crusty, aromatic bread features speck, a ham that makes use of a cross between the dry curing technique of the Mediterranean area, which relies solely on salt to dry the meat, and the smoking technique of northern Italy and Europe. In Alto Adige, the

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