Bread of Santeramo in Colle
Place of Origin
Santeramo in Colle (Bari)
The bread of Santeramo in Colle is a Traditional Agricultural Food Product (PAT) of Puglia.
It is made with re-milled semolina, a mixture of durum wheat, mainly the variety "Senatore Cappelli", coming not only from the territory of Santeramo in Colle, but also from those of Laterza, Altamura and Matera.
This bread has a twisted shape with a golden crispy crust, while the inside is white and soft.
The preparation is made by adding water and yeast to the semolina from the selected durum wheat.
When the dough is ready is cut in pieces, which are then elongated and twisted on themselves to form loafs. These are then allowed to rise for some time.
The bread is then baked in ancient wood-fired stone ovens heated with oak wood or peel almonds.
The bread of Santeramo is great with vegetable soups and croutons with olive oil.