Sicilian Bread
3630 mins (prep 3600, cooking 30)
10 ingredients
3 servings
I adapted this recipe from Peter Reinhart's wonderful book "The Bread Baker's Apprentice." The beautiful coloring, the lovely fragrance and the pleasing nutty flavor makes this one of my favorite breads to make. A major modification from the original, though, regards the cold fermentation (or retarding). Whereas Mr. Reinhart ferments the dough for two hours and then shapes and retards it in the refrigerator overnight, I ferment it in the refrigerator overnight, then shape, proof and bake it. In my hands the loaf over-rose and collapsed in the icebox with the long retarding time. Shaping and proofing the dough after the overnight fermentation resulted in a lovely loaf with a frisky oven spring.A word about semolina flour: this recipe calls for the coarser-grind semolina. You can use the fancy durum semolina, which has the consistency of regular bread flour, but I really think for this recipe the coarser grind is the way to go.Finally, Mr. Reinhart states that the dough can also be used for small rolls, pizza and bread sticks. Oh, and the bread freezes beautifully.

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Serving Size (91.3 g)
Servings 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 158.65 Calories from Fat 132.84
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14.76g 68.11%
Saturated Fat 2.05g 30.71%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1554.17mg 194.27%
Total Carbohydrate 6.37g 6.37%
Dietary Fiber 1.17 g 14.08%
Sugars 4.08 g %
Protein 1.76g 10.58%
Vitamin A 0.89IU% Vitamin C 0.02mg%
Calcium 99.26mg% Iron 1.52mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
unbleached all-purpose flour, unbleached bread flour, instant yeast, unbleached bread flour, semolina flour, coarse, instant yeast, lukewarm water