Pane Cafone

This simple recipe gives great results for a beginner with little or no fancy equipment. Mastering the steps and learning to understand how the dough evolves in your hands and over time will provide you with an essential grounding for further recipes.

Literally translated as “peasant bread,” this is how the farm-folk in the villages around Naples made bread centuries ago.

Il pane cafone is the original “no Knead” bread – require just some stretching & folding and with Motherdough on your side, your pane cafone will be totally delicious. It can be cooked in a domestic oven with or without a baking stone. For spectacular results baking in a Dutch oven is the way to go.

Once you've done Pane Cafone, why not try our Rustic Sourdough Loaf


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