April 14, 2024
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Bacon bread


Preparation time
30 minutes

Cooking time
60 minutes

8 people

“Bacon Bread”, a delicious bread loaf flavored with pan-roasted bacon dices that is baked in wood-fired oven once well raised, is a traditional Easter recipe of Cortona.


  • 400 grs bacon
  • 800 grs flour
  • salt
  • 1 Brewer's yeast
  • water
  • pepper


  1. Dice bacon and melt it in a saucepan over a low flame. Dissolve yeast in ¼ liter lukewarm water.
  2. Once bacon has lost its fat, take off the flame and let cool down.
  3. Put flour in a bowl, add bacon with its oil, two pinches of salt and abundantly sprinkle with freshly ground peppercorns.
  4. Start kneading and mixing ingredients by slowly adding water with yeast.
  5. If necessary, add more water until reaching the right stiffness of dough. Form a loaf and wrap with a damp cloth, making it rise until dough is twice its initial volume.
  6. Once well raised, put into the oven at 180°C for about one hour.
  7. Let cool down and serve sliced.

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