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Pepper and Pancetta Batter Bread

Pepper and Pancetta Batter Bread created by Lori Mama

From Canadian Living. Posting for safe keeping Times are approximate NOTE the approximate flour measure. Depending on the flour and weather sometimes more is needed and sometimes less.

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directions

  • In skillet, fry pancetta over medium heat until crisp. Remove and crumble pancetta, reserving fat.
  • In large bowl of stand mixer, combine 1 tablespoon pancetta fat with hot water, 1 tablespoon of the sugar, basil, salt and pepper; let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix remaining 1 teaspoom sugar with lukewarm water; sprinkle yeast over top, stirring to dissolve granules. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  • With fork, stir down yeast mixture, whisking to dissolve all yeast; mix into pepper mixture.
  • Blend in egg.
  • Beat in flour in 2 additions, adding a few tablespoons more flour if necessary to form smooth, elastic wet batter; beat for 4 minutes.
  • Beat in pancetta.
  • Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk, 45 to 60 minutes.
  • Punch down batter.
  • Grease 6-cup (1.5 L) ovenproof casserole dish, preferably round; sprinkle with cornmeal.
  • Scrape batter into dish; cover and let rise until risen to top of dish, about 1 hour.
  • Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven until bread sounds hollow when tapped, 35 to 45 minutes.
  • Remove from dish; let cool on rack.
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"From Canadian Living. Posting for safe keeping Times are approximate NOTE the approximate flour measure. Depending on the flour and weather sometimes more is needed and sometimes less."
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  1. Lori Mama
    Pepper and Pancetta Batter Bread Created by Lori Mama
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  2. Lori Mama
    Nice bread with great crumb. Next time I will add more pancetta/basil, or perhaps used dried basil instead of fresh. They kind of got lost in the baking process. My pamcetta was a bit on the lean side, so had to sub in bacon fat. Made for Every Day Holiday tag. :)
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  3. wicked cook 46
    From Canadian Living. Posting for safe keeping Times are approximate NOTE the approximate flour measure. Depending on the flour and weather sometimes more is needed and sometimes less.
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