Everybody knows, cooks and enjoys the typical pasta and pizza dishes, both at home and in the numerous Italian restaurants in our cities. At this point of the meal, maybe you miss some basic foodstuff in any table on this side of the Mediterranean. We speak about bread.
Bread, or pane in Italian, is a principal actor in the Italian meals and is surprising the large variety of breads that has created by the tradition of the Italian peninsula. The origin of bread come from ancient Rome, when techniques were developed to grind wheat and obtain flour, basic ingredient of bread.
In restaurants Da Bruno bet for the real Italian cuisine, so you can enjoy products and dishes of the country, you can also purchase many of them in our shop Delicatessen Shop Cabopino Take Away. After this stop in the bread journey, we continue telling you some of the most famous Italian breads.
Since the birth of Italian bread, the recipe has evolved adding herbs, mixing flours of different grains such as rye or sesame, playing with cooking times, forms and even adding some sausage, olives or nuts. And from this combinations, there is more than 250 types of Italian bread.
Among all types of Italian bread, there are some which have specially known out of the country.
The focaccia, cousin of the famous pizza, is a type of bread that is almost a plate for itself and comes from Liguria. Although there are many varieties, usually served with spices and other food placed on top of bread, such as olives or cheese. It is a white, soft and light bread with a crispy crust.
The schiacciata is also a white bread from Tuscany, characteristic by circular marks made with fingers. It is typically consumed with grapes during the grave harvest in this area.
The grissini, created in Turin, irregular sticks and thin like a pencil. It is made by cooking the dough made of flour and water until it becomes in bark, and this gives a touch crunchy characteristic.
Another famous bread, sweet in this case, is the panettone, typical of the Christmas season. It comes from Milan, and contains raisins, candied fruit and even lemon. The dough contains sugar and milk, among other ingredients, to give the sweet taste, and is characterized by its cylindrical shape that ends up forming a dome.