Friday, January 08, 2010

Casatiello: BBA Challenge #5 (#bba)

With the holidays behind me it was time to begin the BBA Challenge again. Over the weekend I created Casatiello which is an Italian variation to Brioche with meat and cheese tucked inside for a savory treat.

Casatiello: BBA Challenge #5, originally uploaded by JewellsinSEA.

I chose to make mine with salami and sharp cheddar cheese as I prefer it to provolone. I started the recipe a bit late in the day but was able to complete it before bed. The initial proofing time of 90 minutes didn't yield the size Reinhart suggested so I gave it a bit more time with no change so I moved ahead. I was pleased with the results. It is not only beautiful to look at with also beautiful to the palate. The richeness of the bread mixes well with the savory flavor of the salami and the cheese.

Next stop is Challah. I've been excited about braided breads since completing the reading prior to beginning the Challenge, so I think Challah will be fun!

1 comment:

MamaDoodle said...

Yum! That looks amazing. I'm salivating thinking about bread with the hidden surprise of salami and sharp cheddar. I imagine it would make great toast.