CORN BREADS WITH RICOTTA AND SAFFRON
The smell of homemade bread is an aroma that always brings harmony and conviviality.
Making bread in your own kitchen may seem a difficult and cumbersome process, but in reality it does not require special equipment and can become a pleasant moment to share.
Corn breads with saffron and ricotta are crispy and very tasty and could be are an excellent alternative to the classic dough, ideal for those who suffer from intolerances or for those who simply want to experience a new and very pleasant combination.
The practical and light format of these breads will allow you to store them easily, using a damp cloth for a few days or freezing them to have them available in times of need.
DIFFICULTY: low | PREPARATION TIME: 25 minutes (2 hours rest) | COOKING: 40 minutes circa
Ingredients for about 10 breads:
- 150 gr Contino corn flour
- 150 gr of ground semolina (or buckwheat flour if you need gluten free flour)
- 80 gr of fresh ricotta
- A teaspoon of saffron in pistils
- 7 gr fresh brewer’s yeast
- 150 ml of water
- 25 gr olive oil
- 10 grams of salt
- Put the saffron stigmas in a cup with a little hot water and leave to rest for about 40 minutes;
- Combine the two flours in a container of adequate size, forming a small “crater”; in the center add the yeast dissolved in 130 ml of lukewarm water and the ricotta (left to drain), work everything with wet hands and slowly adding the remaining water;
- Add the oil, the salt, the contents of the cup with the saffron stigmas and continue to work until obtained an elastic and compact mixture;
- Obtain 10 balls from the dough; dusting with cornmeal, make some cuts on the surface and let rise until doubled in volume (about 2 hours);
- Bake the breads at 220 ° C for 15 minutes then lower at 180 ° C for about 25 minutes;
- Remove the breads from the oven and let them cool before serving.
The scent of corn breads that will flood your home will cuddle you gently and you won’t see the time to be able to give your creations the first bite!
Enjoy your sandwiches alone or combined with your favorite condiments, but be careful: one bite pulls the other!