Sunday, January 2, 2011

Chef Chuck's Filascetta

Filascetta


A unique bread, filascetta, is a northern Italian specialty, made of bread dough, red onions and a soft cheese. Sugar is sprinkled on top before baking and gives the bread a sweet caramelized flavor. The shape of the dough is a ciambelle or donut shape. An antipasti that makes an impressive centerpiece on any dinner table.


Filascetta


1 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
1/3 cup warm water, 110 degrees
2 tablespoons olive oil
pinch of salt


Using a measuring cup add water, then yeast and sugar, let rest 7 minutes. Add olive oil and salt to yeast mixture. Mound the flour on a board make a well in center then pour liquid in the center of flour. Slowly combine and knead till you get a smooth dough. Place in a oiled bowl and let rise for 2 hours in a warm location.


Topping


2 red onions, sliced thin
4 tablespoon butter
pinch of salt
1 cup soft cheese, grated
taleggio or fontina
1 tablespoon sugar


Melt butter and saute onions with a pinch of salt for about 30 minutes.
When dough has risen roll out into a large round shape place cheese on top and then onions. Sprinkle sugar on top of onions, bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
Ricette by Chef Chuck's Cucina

9 comments:

  1. Cheese and onion bread! Can't think of anything better - add a glass of wine - heaven!

    Happy New Year, Chuck.

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  2. Hello casalba, I am with you on that!! Happy New Year!!

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  3. OK..I was planning to rest but now, when I saw this recipe...You know what I seriously believe? Your cooking will be a hit in Italy !!! Yes, because I haven't eaten SO well in the average Italian restaurant over there!!!

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  4. Cristina! You are so wonderful!! I thank you for your graces comment! You no what, I won't even eat at Italian restaurants! Everybody wants me to open one, I say the restaurant owns you, you don't own it! To much "time". There are a few Italian places that are exceptional, but a few! That is one reason why, I LOVE ITALY!!!
    Take care my freind!

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  5. Woah! Look at the cheesy goodness of this!! love it!

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  6. Hi Ash, Cheesy, cheesy, we can't go wrong!
    O yes the onion's, Yum.....

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  8. Hello, Different from northern Italy!!
    Thank you :)

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