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Ferrara couple

Ferrara couple

Recipe Ferrara couple of of 26-11-2014 [Updated on 26-11-2014]

The Ferrara couple is a type of bread typical of the city of Ferrara. Its peculiarity lies in the shape that is given to the dough before cooking: first it is twisted and then tied to form two joined croissants. Legend traces this bread back to the Carnival of 1536, when, during a dinner in honor of the Duke of Ferrara, Messer Giglio brought to the table a twisted bread that had a shape similar to two croissants joined together. The peculiarity of the bread lies in its shape which allows it to have a harder external part, called crostino, and a crumbly internal part. I tried to do my best to reproduce the recipe and I hope my friends from Ferrara don't want it if it's not perfect, but know that I gave it my all and that we really liked this bread. Have a good day and I embrace you all: *


How to be a Ferrara couple

Place the flour in a fountain and pour the yeast and water at room temperature in the center.

Knead, add the butter and salt and continue to work for another 10 minutes, adding a tablespoon of oil.

Form a ball and let it rise for 2 hours.

Now divide the dough into 3 parts.

Then each part in two halves and a dot.

Roll out each large piece into a triangle.

Then start rolling the dough from both sides until you get to the center.

Combine with the ball of dough and form pairs.

Leave to rest for about 30 minutes on a baking sheet, then bake in a preheated oven at 220 ° C for 20 minutes.

Let the Ferrara couples cool on a wire rack before serving.

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