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Italian Bread Baking @IICLA

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Kick off summer with another extraordinary cooking class at the  Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles and learn how to make homemade Italian bread and focaccia.

MENU:

 

Onion & Cherry Tomato Focaccia (LIGURIA)

Crescione with cheese and spinach (EMILIA-ROMAGNA)

Briosche col Tappo and Granita al Caffè (SICILY)

Save your spot now!

Saturday, July 14th, 2018
10:30 AM – 1 PM
Italian Cultural Institute
1023 Hilgard Avenue – LA 90024
To register:
please call 310-824-7408 or email to classes.iicla@esteri.it  

How To Make Brioche Col Tuppo

Follow my step-by-step video recipe and learn how to make another staple of the Italian cuisine : Brioche col Tuppo! The Brioche col Tuppo is a Sicilian sweet bread, oval-shaped and topped with a hemispherical ball (tuppo). The name comes from its shape that resemble a tuppo, the traditional low bun worn by the Sicilian women in the past centuries. This brioche is amazingly soft and fragrant and is traditionally served along with Sicilian granita or gelato.

Enjoy the summer at the fullest!

#aqueeninthekitchen #italianfood #breadbaking

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Photo by Ale Gambini – A Queen In The Kitchen

Yields : 6 regular brioche or 8 small

Difficulty : intermediate

Prep Time : 45 mins + 3 hours leavening

Bake Time : 30 mins.

 

INGREDIENTS

4 cups all-purpose flour

7 gr active dry yeast

1 tsp honey

1/4 cup lukewarm milk

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 tbs salt

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup milk

1/4 cup lard

1 egg yolk with milk for the egg wash

powdered sugar to sprinkle

 

DIRECTIONS

Proof the yeast with lukewarm milk and honey.

In a large bowl, place the flour, make a well in the center then add the yeast and combine briefly.

Add the sugar, the salt, the eggs, the vanilla extract and the milk (added little by little) and knead.

Add the lard and knead until all the ingredients are well blended.

Flour a work surface, move the dough over it and knead until an elastic dough forms.

Place the dough onto a bowl, cover with a kitchen towel and allow to rise for two hours.

Flour again the work surface, place the dough over it and knead briefly.

Cut 1/4 of dough and reserve it for later.

Cut the remaining dough into six equal pieces then shape into balls and place over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Cut the reserved dough into six small pieces then shape into tiny balls and place over the  baking sheet as well.

Cover with a kitchen towel and allow to rise for 1 hour.

Press every big balls in the center with the thumb then place the little balls over the big balls.

Brush each brioche with the egg wash.

Bake in a preheated oven at 350 F degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

 

Credits:
Ale Gambini (Host Chef – Founder – Video Maker)
Maurizio OTTO De Togni (music)
Produced by: BreadLoveAndDreams.com

Copyright © 2017. All Rights Reserved.

How To Make Panzerotti

There’s nothing better than the smell of freshly baked bread especially when comes out from your oven. In this episodes of my cooking web series Baking Bread Plus, I’ll show you how to make delicious homemade Panzerotti, the traditional Italian fried crescent filled with tomato, mozzarella cheese and basil.
Remember to keep it always Homemade Simple and Delicious!

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Bread Love And Dreams YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/AlessandraGambini

Credits:
Ale Gambini (Host Chef – Founder – Video Maker)
Maurizio OTTO De Togni (music)
Produced by: BreadLoveAndDreams.com

Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.

How To Make Japanese Milk Bread

 

Learn how to make Japanese Milk Bread ミルク食パン, the  heavenly soft and fluffy bread. The Japanese Milk Bread or Hokkaido Milk Bread is a surprisingly soft bread made with TangZhong 湯種 , a flour and water paste starter (water-roux). Although the TangZhong bread making method was originated in Japan, it has been developed by the Chinese.

So far the best soft bread I’ve ever tasted.

….and if you like it, please subscribe, share and give us a thumbs up!

YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/AlessandraGambini

Enjoy!

Credits:
Ale Gambini (Host Chef – Founder – Video Maker)
Maurizio OTTO De Togni (music)
Produced by: BreadLoveAndDreams.com

Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.

How To Make Hedgehog Pan Brioche

I can assure you that kids love to have sticky hands and messy aprons, then ask your children  to help you baking this cute hedgehog bread.

In Italian cuisine, Pan Brioche refers to a type of bread similar to the French brioche that can be sweet pan brioche dolce, savory pan brioche salato, or spicy pan brioche speziato.

Follow my easy step-by-step video recipe and have fun baking with your little ones.

….and if you like it, please subscribe, share and give us a thumbs up!

YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/AlessandraGambini

 

Credits:

Ale Gambini (Host Chef – Founder – Video Maker)
Maurizio OTTO De Togni (music)
Produced by: BreadLoveAndDreams.com

Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.

 

Baking Bread Plus: Episode #8 : Japanese Milk Bread ミルク食パン 🇯🇵

Have you ever tried the Japanese Milk Bread? Well, watch the new episode of Baking Bread Plus : Japanese Milk Bread ミルク食パン and learn how to make this heavenly soft and fluffy bread.

The Japanese Milk Bread or Hokkaido Milk Bread is a surprisingly soft bread made with TangZhong 湯種 , a flour and water paste starter (water-roux) for a softer and fluffy bread. Although the TangZhong bread making method was originated in Japan, it has been developed by the Chinese.

By far the best soft bread I’ve ever tasted.

Enjoy!

Credits:
Ale Gambini (Host Chef – Founder – Video Maker)
Maurizio OTTO De Togni (music)
Produced by: BreadLoveAndDreams.com

Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.

Baking Bread Plus: Episode # 1 : No-Knead Ciabatta 🇮🇹

I’m thrilled to announce that Baking Bread plus, my web cooking series about homemade bread baking is now on Vimeo and You Tube.

This new series is inspired from the success of the original “Baking Bread”.

All these new videos are shot on and edited with iMovie on my iPhone 6 plus.

“Bread is one of the world’s oldest food. It can comes in various combinations of different flours, proportions, ingredients, , shapes, sizes, and texture . It may be leavened or not and served at any meal of the day, eaten as a snack and used as an ingredient in other culinary preparations.
Bread is not just food, is an icon in religious rituals, secular cultures and traditions”.

Credits:
Ale Gambini (Host Chef – Founder – Video Maker)

Maurizio “OttO” De Togni (Music)

Produced by: BreadLoveAndDreams.com

Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.