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Pane Umbro

Pane Umbro

by Abramo Tomassini

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Pane Umbro – or, Umbrian Bread – is a culinary delicacy that forms part of the Italian baking tradition. Originating in the region of Umbria, in the centre of Italy, this bread is staple element in local Umbrian cuisine and in the food and wine culture. This bread is characterised by a golden, crispy crust encasing a soft and light crumb. Its preparation requires simple ingredients like flour, water and yeast. It is traditionally prepared without the addition of salt, a distinctive feature that gives the bread a slightly sweet taste and a distinctive flavour profile. Pane Umbro is produced in respect of ancient baking techniques, with slow rising and attention to detail. The result is a quality bread that is versatile and suitable for many occasions. Pane Umbro is an ideal accompaniment for Umbrian dishes such as cured meats, cheeses and traditional soups. Preparing Pane Umbro means an immersion in food and wine tradition to savour in an authentic culinary experience steeped in history.


Ingredients for the Biga

  • 3.3 kg Flour type 0 200 W
  • 2 kg Water
  • 100 g Brewer’s yeast

Ingredients for the Dough

  • 10 kg Flour type 0 200 W
  • 6 kg Water
  • 1.3 kg Natural yeast


Preparation of the Biga
Knead everything using a Domino twin-arm kneading machine. Once mixed, place the biga in a tub and let it develop for some 4 hours at a temperature of about 28° C.
Dough preparation
Knead the biga in the twin-arm kneading machine by adding flour, water and natural yeast. Divide into balls of about 1.2 kilograms of dough and allow to proof for about 30 minutes. Form a loaf and let rise for 2 hours at a temperature of 30° C. Bake in a static oven at a temperature of 230° C for 10 minutes then lower the oven to a temperature of 210° C for 50 minutes.

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