Sunday, August 1, 2010

Carmela Soprano's Prosciutto Bread and Anna Sultana's Sausage Bread, Maltese Style

Hard to believe, but, according to Entertaining with The Sopranos, Carmela bakes bread - Prosciutto Bread.  

Don't worry.  She doesn't stick those long nails into the dough.  Sheesh!!  Can you imagine trying to get all the sticky goop out of those nails.  

Carmela uses a food processor to make her Prosciutto Bread.  She cuts up prosciutto and soppressata - 4 ounces each - and 2 ounces sharp provolone and scatters them over the bread dough before forming it into a loaf and baking it.

You don't have to run out and buy a machine to make bread.  Here's an easy meat bread recipe.

You can use different ground meats, even fake if you're worried about cholesterol.  Just add some spices, like garlic powder and oregano.
Yes, it is 12 tablespoons oil!

                        ANNA SULTANA'S SAUSAGE BREAD

grease baking pan         
preheat oven to 375º           
bake 30 min.

500 grams Italian sausage
remove casing and crumble in frying pan
1 medium onion, chopped 
brown with sausage meat 
let cool 
combine in large bowl
1 tablespoon yeast
1/4 Cup warm water          
let stand 5 minutes
stir in 
1 cup warm milk
1 tablespoon sugar            
12 tablespoons olive oil
add gradually 
3 3/4 Cups flour
knead 15 minutes, flatten
spread meat/onion mixture on dough
knead in and form into a round loaf
place on prepared pan
let rise 30 minutes
combine for glaze
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
beat together and brush loaf

Another recipe down.  Fifty-one more to go. 

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