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Mafalda - Sicilian Classic Bread

Baked from durum wheat semolina, sprinkled with sesame, shaped like a spiral with a soft inside and crispy outside - this special bread is found all over Sicily.

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Ingredients für 3 Laibe à 250g


Mafalda - Sicilian Classic Bread

Beat the semolina, yeast, malt, and 250g water until it's a dough. Mix the remaining 30g of water with the salt and knead into the dough. There's a chance you may have to add a little water to make the dough more supple.

Cover and put in a warm place for 20 minutes. Divide into 3 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a rectangle of roughly 15x10cm, and using a roller go over it for a long time until you have a 90cm-long tube.

Each long piece is arranged in a snake-like fashion with the end brought back over the top of it all to touch the beginning of the coil. Put into a preheated oven (not convection) for 40-45 minutes at 180°C.


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