Bread from durum wheat

I bought some durum wheat to do some homemade pasta and to use the rest I decided to make a bread. This is a typical bread from South of Italy, Apulia.

One of the most famous is the Altamura bread. Unfortunately I have no Wood heated oven, but I should be fine with my oven.


400 gr of Durum wheat (better if remilled – I just took the normal one)

150 gr of Wheat Flour

1 packet of yeast (dry or nowadays you can buy it even liquid)

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon sugar

350 gr. ca. of lukewarm water.


Mix the 2 flours. Add the salt and the sugar and mix again.

Put the Yeast (in my case liquid) in the middle and start to mix with the flour.

Start to slowly add the water and knead. The whole mix will be quite sticky with the whole water, just keep kneading, it will improve and you will have a nice even ball of dough.

Cover and leave rest for at least 1 hour.

Knead again for some minutes and shape it the why you like your bread. Put some flour on dough.

Make some cuts on the top, I did some squares. 

It is ready for the oven, I used the Intervalplus function (steam plus traditional baking) at 170°C for 1 hour. If you use a traditional oven 200°C for 45 minutes roughly. Enjoy!




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