Gubana, a traditional nut-filled yeasted bread, hails from Fruili, in Northern Italy. Similar to babka and strudel, it delivers many of the flavor nuances that distinguish Eastern European and Slavic pastries. Copious amounts of marsala-drenched raisins, nuts and cocoa filling are rolled up in an orange-scented dough before being coiled into a round pan….
Foccacia is one of our main go-to breads – in part, because it’s so easy to prepare and is incredibly versatile and adaptable. Most important of all, is that it’s simply delicious and appeals to almost everyone. The roasted grapes and fresh thyme give it a savory sweetness that make it the perfect partner for roasted poultry and pork dishes.
If you’re new to or a little intimidated by yeasted bread, this is the perfect initiation bread – a chance to get your feet wet before taking the plunge into more complicated doughs with a more dramatic rise….