For all the lovers of Bread, in this class Carmela teaches on different types of breads and flours. Which is the best flour to use, for making bread, what type of procedures it takes on making bread. This is a hands on class where you will get dirty and enjoy making simple traditional recipes from bread. Bread is one of the oldest ways of prepared food, which still till today is the most popular, why Sicilians cannot eat without having bread at the table and why?

You will learn how to:

  • Make traditional bread Sicilian bread
  • Focaccias
  • Sfincione Palermitano
  • Flat bread
  • Basic Pizza dough and how to preserve it.
  • We will eat the bread we have made for lunch, and try it with the perfect cheeses, and salami, with fruit, and a glass of wine that suits the meal we have made.

Flat breads are extremely popular in central Italy and include Tuscany’s rosemary-flavored schiacciata (which means crushed).

Romans were also the first to produce the type of flour needed to bake what is known today as “white bread”, and they improved wheat’s milling techniques. Around 100 BC, it is believed that Rome contained more than 200 commercial shops that baked and sold bread. About 200 years later, in 100 AD, a baking school was established in Rome.
Can’t imagine what Italian food would be like without bread. Bread in Italian society has always been at the very center of religious, family and social life. Michelangelo once said, “I feast on wine and bread and feasts they are”.

There is so much more in this class!