Piatti greci are a popular bread that is found in Tuscany, Italy. The bread is made from flour, water, salt, and olive oil. It is then shaped into a loaf and allowed to rise before being baked. This recipe is easy to follow and will produce a delicious and hearty bread that will be perfect for any meal. Give it a try the next time you’re in the mood for some Tuscan country bread!.
What is Tuscan bread?
Tuscan bread is a type of bread that is made in the Tuscan region of Italy. The bread is usually made with a combination of flour, water, and yeast. The dough is then kneaded until it is smooth before it is allowed to rise. Once the dough has risen, it is divided into small pieces and shaped into loaves. The loaves are then baked in a hot oven until they are golden brown.
How to make Tuscan bread
There are many recipes for Tuscan bread, but this version is the simplest and most basic. It’s perfect for a quick snack or as a side dish.
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon sugar
Pinch of salt
7 tablespoons (1¾ sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 large eggs
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt. Cut in the butter using your hands or a pastry cutter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add the eggs and mix until everything is well combined. Mix in the vinegar until you have a soft dough. Knead for about 5 minutes until it’s smooth. Place on a floured surface and knead for an additional minute. Roll out to about 1/8-inch thickness and use a biscuit cutter to cut out biscuits. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
The ingredients for Tuscan bread
1/2 cup warm water
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 cups bread flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 large egg, beaten
3 tablespoons milk, at room temperature
Combine the water and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a small bowl. Stir well until the mixture is smooth. Set aside to cool. In a separate bowl, whisk together the bread flour, salt, sugar and yeast. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the wet ingredients. Mix well until a soft dough forms. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes. Place in a bowl greased with remaining olive oil and let rise for 30 minutes. Punch down the dough and divide into 3 equal parts. Roll each portion into a 12-inch rope shape and cut into 12 pieces. Place on greased baking sheets and let rise for another 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown
How to make Tuscan bread recipe
This is a classic Tuscan bread recipe that can be easily adapted to your own preferences. Be sure to use high quality ingredients, as this bread will taste the best if made with good-quality flour, yeast, and salt.
1 cup lukewarm water (120 degrees F)
2 tablespoons honey
2 packages active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 teaspoon salt
Extra-virgin olive oil for brushing on the dough and loaf pans
In a small bowl or cup, combine the lukewarm water and honey. Sprinkle the yeast over the top and let stand for about 5 minutes until foam forms and rises to the surface. Stir in enough of the flour so that a soft dough forms. Knead gently until well combined (the dough will be sticky). Place in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place for an hour or until doubled in size. Punch down the dough and turn it out onto a floured surface. With floured hands, shape it into a ball..
Tuscan bread FAQ
What is Tuscan bread?
Tuscan bread is a type of bread that originated in the regions around Florence and Tuscany, in central Italy. It is a dense, chewy bread that is sometimes flavored with herbs or seeds. What distinguishes Tuscan bread from other types of bread is its unique fermentation process.