When I think of food, I don’t usually think of how food smells. I’ve never been the type to enter a kitchen and go, “Oh my God, am I smelling cannoli?”
However, there was a specific scent that I would always recognize and love: fresh bread. We’ve talked about this in regards to the Focaccia bread—it’s a staple food we take for granted, but it has such a rich background, dating back to 300 BC, since Egyptian times.
Of course, we used to buy our bread, but there were these special occasions when we would make it at home, with our very own authentic Italian bread recipe. I loved that unmistakable smell and how the bread would stay crispy and fluffy for days. As a matter of fact, it was so special, that I would eat it with minestrone soup or wedding soup, because it would enrich the flavor.
Nowadays, there are many variations of the authentic Italian bread recipe, from pumpkin bread to beer bread.Our recipe will opt for walnut—the core of the original is still there, but we add an extra spin to it. You will fall head over heels for the rustic and pleasant taste, as well as the lovely crust you will probably fight with your family members over. After all, nothing beats a slice of crusty, hot bread.
Authentic Italian Bread Recipe
In Italy there are so many types of bread, this is just one of them but It's probably one of the most common.