Can also be eaten by vegans.
Step 1: Ingredients
- 400g Flour
- 100g Brown sugar (I found out this translation is wrong: what I used isn't the brown sugar as used by the Americans. But I do not know how to translate it. Sorry)
- 70g extra virgin olive oil
- 20g yeast
- 80g Raisin
- 40g Pine seeds ( is this the right translation ?)
- White wine
- Icing sugar
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
Step 2: Preparation - First Rising
Melt half of the yeast in a little warm water and, once it is activated, make a dough with half of the flour, activated yeast and warm water. Knead until dough is smooth and homogeneous. Let rise for 30/45 minutes.
Meanwhile, put the raisins soaked in wine. let stand 10 minutes then drain and dry. Then heat the oil in a saucepan (justto warm up, do not fry) and, fire off,melt saffron and cinnamon.Let cool.
a friend who does the baker, told me some time ago that this first dough is also called biga.
Step 3: Preparation - Prepare the Dough
*If you wet and squeeze the parchment paper, it adhere much better to the baking sheet.
Step 4: Preparation - Cooking & Finishing
As you can see from the photos I've made it with whole wheat flour too. If you want to try with whole wheat flour, use 60% flour and 40% whole wheat flour. Usually I don’t use the whole wheat flour to make the first dough.