North Italian Rye Bread

Preparation info
  • Makes


    large loaf
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Making Bread at Home

By Tom Jaine

Published 2005

  • About

In the mountains of the north of Italy, wheat is as difficult to grow as it is in other European highlands, and breads of other grains have been a staple for centuries past. Rye is the most important, and in those districts that have belonged to the Austrian and German sphere of influence, for instance the Tirol, their baking forms part of the larger Central European tradition.

I first heard about this rye and wheaten bread from Carol Field’s intelligent book about Italian baking, <