Welcome to typesofitalianbread.com, here you will find information on over 12 varieties of bread that are commonly found in Italy, such as Ciabatta and Panettone. Along with these informative posts we will also provide you with step by step guides that will help you create your own Italian bread.
Italy is known for having many different types of bread, this is mainly down to regional political division. Types of roll bread are common in the northern regions of the country and large loaves are often found to be made in the southern regions.
Italian bread is often made with olive oil, this is to make the bread softer and more pliable, therefore it is easier to eat. Sometimes butter or lard is used when olive oil is not available.
One of the most famous types of bread to come out of Italy is Pizza Bianca, this is the flat base bread that is often filled with pizza toppings such as mozzarella and tomato. Pizza Bianca bread is now used all over the world and is one of the most popular breads to come from Italy.
Below you will find a list of Italian breads along with there recipes and informative videos around the subject of bread making.
Panfocaccia is a type of bread that is very similar in taste to the famous Italian bread focaccia. Panfocaccia is an everyday bread, different variations our found in most of Italy’s regions, it is sometimes seasoned with herbs and salt.
It is possible to create your own Panfocaccia using flour, eggs and milk. To view a Panfocaccia recipe provided by Thefreshloaf.com click this link.
Below is a video of a sandwhich being made with Panfocaccia bread.
Pane Di Altamura is a bread that is created from durum flour, both the bread and flour originate from the Altamura area of the Provincia di Bari in the Pulgia region of Italy. The bread was granted PDO status in 2003 within Europe.
The Pulgia region of Italy where the bread originates has the highest biodiversity record of the whole wheat production industry in Italy.
In order for the PDO status to be granted a loaf of Pane Di Altamura must contain particular varieties of wheat and a crust of over 3mm’s in thickness. The shape of the bread is not seen as important.
It is possible to create your own Pane Di Altamura using flour, eggs and milk. To view a Pane Di Altamura recipe provided by Artisanbreadbaking.com click this link.
Below is a video of Pane Di Altamura bread being made and cooked.