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Ring! Ring! (BBB April 2019)

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BBB: Let's Keep Baking summary: recipe for Ciambella Mandorlata (Italian Easter Bread); substitutions – of course there are substitutions; using commercial yeast; how not to plan ahead; attempts to replace the word “so”; information about Bread Baking Babes;

…for better than never is late; Never to thrive, were too long a date.

Bread Baking Babes (BBB): Ciambella Mandorlata

BBB April 2019

When Aparna told us about the BBBs’ April project, I was determined that I would translate the recipe back to its origins. Because it seems certain that Ciambella Mandorlata would have been traditionally made with wild yeast.

Decorated with a crunchy-sweet nut and spice topping, this Italian Easter bread is originally from Bologna, one of the capital cities of the Emilia Romagna reginon. This traditional ring-shaped loaf is said to represent the unity of the family. It is now common to see the bread in Italian bakeries all year round, not just during the Easter holidays.
 
– Eric Treuille and Ursula Ferrigno, ‘Ciambella Mandorlata’, Ultimate Bread, p153

And then time got away from me. So much so that I couldn’t even manage to think about making the BBB bread by the 16th…

However, look at me! I did manage to get it baked in time for Easter!

:-) O O :-)

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