Prosciutto Bread

Preparation info
  • Makes


    loaves, each about 10 inches 25 cm ) long
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Modern Baker

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2008

  • About

Bread that includes something rich and fatty such as ham, bacon, or salt pork is an old tradition common to many nationalities. In the United States it is sometimes also referred to as “crackling bread,” which is a key to its origin, I think. Nowadays when we no longer render animal fat to use for cooking, cracklings—those little pieces of stray meat and skin that accumulate while fat is being melted down or rendered—are but a faint memory, even in cultures that used to have them available