Focaccia Alla Ceccobeppe

Venetian Country Cake

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Recipes from an Italian Farmhouse

Recipes from an Italian Farmhouse

By Valentina Harris

Published 1995

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One of the most thrifty and delicious of all the country cakes, this uses up all the leftover bits of stale bread from around the house. It tastes good, even in comparison to modern cakes, and is superb at breakfast time.


  • about 300 g (10 oz) stale breadcrumbs (as fine as possible)
  • 30 g (


Sift the breadcrumbs and measure out 225 g (8 oz). Put these breadcrumbs into a bowl and set aside. Butter a fairly deep cake tin (or ovenproof dish), add the remaining breadcrumbs, turning the tin t