Greedybread Treccia con arancia e cioccolato…

Gorgeous!!

Gorgeous!!

I have been fiddling round with brioche and buttery type breads since i tasted the Treccia in Taddeucci’s in Lucca…

Now I can never hope to recreate it UNLESS they take me on as an apprentice…

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Who doesn’t love “O Sole Mio”?

For some reason, I always think of that song when I think of Venice:)

It is one of the most requested songs for Gondaliers to sing ……

Mmmm Veneziana

Yet it is a Neapolitan song.

But this lovely beauty is all Venetian!! It’s a Veneziana.

A Venetian version of Pandoro perhaps or a Panettone, as the dough is similar but without the fruits.

Definitely a festival bread and it does take a little effort but WELL worth it. Continue reading

Breadist? Who me?

i am a bit concerned!

My friend told me i was being breadist…………I said “What?’

Sexist, racist, elitist, oldist…..NOW BREADIST!!

I had to laugh….

In order to appease my breadist leanings, I shall add a new category .

I shall call it greedyboys in honor of my greedy boys who tends to have more cakeist and biscuitish leanings than bread.

It will be cakey/ biscuity type things so then i will not be breadist.

Here is a wee preview of what we can expect to see in greedyboys…….

And I promise to do at least one non bready thing a week!!

Triple Choc chocca cookies

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Feeling dolce?? Dolce Milanese , that is…

I am …………Sweet as…

I should explain,  Sweet as is a NZ expression which means great, feeling good:)

and of course dolce means sweet but sweet as in dessert/cake.

mmmm fresh from the oven

I know you are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE this one.

In fact I am having trouble deciding between this and Panettone.

Hard times, decisions, decisions….

Could be a greedygirl and have BOTH!! Continue reading

Pane di Patate della Garfagnana:

A delicious Potato bread from the Garfagnana region in Italy.

It is similar to the Rewena bread we make here in NZ but the potatoes don’t ferment for 3 days as we allow them to with Rewena.

Parmesan and Potato Bread

This has a unbelieveably light crumb and so porous.

Ideal for scooping up sauces , casseroles and soup and IDEAL for winter.
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