About this Recipe
I discover this bread recipe few years ago on my favorite Italian Blog “Le ricette di Mysia”. I’m not a baker and this recipe was a really good introduction to the bread world. The recipe is really easy to follow, it doesn’t require any kneading, any folding and it takes just few hours for the bread to rise. I made this bread so many times already and I’m glad lots of people are doing it too now, there is nothing more awarding than making bread from scratch. I served it with some good extra virgin olive oil, some good cheeses and cold cuts, also after dinner we had it with some Nutella.
This recipe is very easy to follow. I used frozen peas but you can use Fresh or peas from the can. I added Guanciale but if you don’t have it its fine, you could substitute it with Pancetta or Bacon (bacon will give a little bit more of smoky flavor) or Ham. Either way is going to be an amazing dish. The final result is going to be like a soup but more thick. The pasta that I really like to use is small tube/tubetti they are small and the go perfectly with peas that are small, but you can use any pasta you prefer. My mom used to use Pasta Mista that is a mixed of different cut of pasta, very popular in Naples. Don’t add too much pasta otherwise it won’t be such a pleasure to see and to eat; you need to balance your ingredients and go with the flow. Also very important keep a pot with a little bit of hot water to add in case you need to add more.
500 grams/3 cups and half Flour
370 ml water lukewarm
8 grams or 1 sachet of dry yeast
1 teaspoon of honey
10 grams Salt
In bowl put 200 ml water, add the yeast and honey (If you don’t have honey use sugar). Mix well.
Add the flour and mix with a wooden spoon.
Finally add the salt and the rest of the water, knead quickly with the wooden spoon. The dough must be sticky, soft and grainy. Dust the surface with flour and cover with plastic wrap.
Let the dough rise in the oven turned off with the light on for 1 hour and a half or 2 hours. You can also leave it to rise longer.
After that take the dough and slide it gently on a baking sheet with a spatula previously floured.
Gently, with the spatula, divide the dough into 3 parts and move them spaced apart. You will need to get 3 loaves. You can also make just 2 bigger loaves or one big.
Bake at 410 degrees for 30 minutes.