Monday, April 1, 2013

Casatiello – Neapolitan Easter Bread

Casatiello – Neapolitan Easter bread
Source from IFood. TV

Ingredients : 

500g flour
350 ml lukewarm water
9 g dry yeast
10 g lard
4 tbsp ground pepper
2 tbsp cumin seeds
10 g salt
2 tbsp sugar

For Stuffing :

100g  diced salami
100g  diced pancetta ( I’ve added jambon)
100g diced sun dried tomatoes
40g grated Parmesan cheese
40g grated Pecorino cheese
40g grated Provolonr cheese
6 eggs + 1 egg for egg wash
A handful of fresh parsley


1)      Dissolve salt in water . In a large bowl combine flour ,yeast , sugar, pepper  & lard. Make a well pour in water & knead  . Knead for at least 10 mins till smooth & soft dough . Place dough in a large greased bowl & cover with damped towel . Let it rise in a warm room for at least 2 hours or till double in size. 
2)      Sprinkle the worktop with flour & roll the dough out into a large rectangle  & with a thickness of about 3mm.  Reserve the side ends of dough for decorations with eggs by rolling them aside into strip & keep it aside till needed . 

3)      Sprinkle grated cheese over the dough , followed by the rest of ingredients & end with ham(jambon) or pancetta . Leave some space around the edges so that the roll can be sealed , roll it up & seal the two ends with some water , Place the roll in a greased baking tray & let to rise in a warm room for an hour. 

 4)      Preheat oven to 200°C . Arrange the eggs on top of bread dough & leaving certain distance between each egg & decorate it with reserved dough strips as shown above .  Sprinkle some cumin seeds over the roll & brush with a egg wash . Bake for 45 to 50 mins till golden brown. Let to cool .

Submitting this post to  Little Thumbs Up organized by  Zoe of Bake For Happy Kids & hosted this month by  Doreen of My Little DIY . This month’s theme is Tomato . 

Happy Easter


  1. Sounds absolutely delicious, can't wait to try!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  2. Hi Kit, happy belated Easter. Your Easter bread look so cute and pretty. The texture look very good and love the filling combination.
    Great to go with coffee, send some over for my breakfast. :))
    Nice presentation .

    Have a lovely week ahead. With hugs and love to you.

  3. First time seeing this beautiful bread with whole egg placing on top. Very unique!

  4. What an amazingly beautiful bread and so delicious with all that fillings!

  5. Hi, Kit, very cute-looking bread. This is the 1st time I heard about this bread & thanks for sharing it with us. So the eggs were all real & raw before baking? What did they come out with after the baking, become like hard boiled eggs?

    1. Thanks Jessie, Yes, the eggs were raw before baking & hard boiled eggs after baking . I've came across this bread few years ago at my friends during Easter time & amazed by it. ;)

  6. Very creative and lovely easter bread!!!!Happy Belated Easter day!!!!

  7. This bread is certainly new to me... the eggs on top looks so unusual but certainly apt for Easter!

  8. Your bread turned out so beautiful. Sounds delicious.

  9. Kit , that is my kind of bread :D Well done ! You made it beautifully ! The filling itself is so so yummy ;D

  10. What a lovely Easter Bread you have created Kit. Thank you so much for sharing...I do hope you and yours had a most Glorious Easter!

  11. Hi Kit,
    That is a lovely bread! Sounds so delicious with the filling.
    And you get to eat the egg as well!
    Happy Easter Kit!

  12. Kit, that is a very delicious bread! I love the stuffings. I can eat a few pieces yum! yum!

  13. This looks amazing! Hope you had a great Easter.

  14. Love how the eggs are held in place with little pastry straps - really pretty. It must've taken a lot of skill and patience to make something so beautiful!

  15. What a lovely Easter bread, I would love to have a piece with that egg in it, beautifully rolled up!

  16. Your Easter bread looks so gorgeous. With all the cheese and sausage, I am sure the bread tastes heavenly.

  17. Kit,
    THis is such a lovely bread.
    It my first time looking at this special bread.
    Ohh!! love the filling very much..and the egg too :D


  18. all that I can say: You Are AWESOME! It looks like it popped out of the page!

  19. Such creative and beautiful bread. Belated Happy Easter, Kit!