Danubio – savoury cake!




For his perfect size “pick me up” and for the fantastic adaptability Danubio is one of my must have for a dinner with friends. I use it instead of bread during informal dinners.
What is it? It’s a bread dough filled with cheese and salami (or ham) ! Easy!!



For the recipe you will need:

  • 3 eggs (+1 one yolk to brush it on the surface)
  • 1/4 cup of warm milk
  • 100 gr of butter
  • 25 gr of fresh yeast (You can buy it at the bread counter in your favourite supermarket)
  • 550 gr of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of grated parmesan
  • Cheese for the filling (I use cheddar, it’s not expensive and very tasty)
  • Salami for the filling (or ham)

Melt the yeast in the warm milk. Put all the flour in a very large bowl. Dig a hole in the middle and pour the yeast mixture, the eggs, the butter, salt, sugar, and parmesan and start mixing with your hands adding a bit of warm water. When it’ll be assembled enough pass it on the kitchen surface and knead for at least 5 minutes.
Be wise! if the dough is to sticky add some flour, if it’s too crumbly add some water.
Cut your filling in very small pieces.
Separate your dough into small balls with the diameter of three of your fingers. Open every single dough ball and add some filling and make them circular again.
Put them on a backing tray covered with some oiled baking paper with a gap between them of 1 centimetre.
Let the dough raise in a warm place until the balls start touching each others.
Turn your oven on at 200 degrees. Brush your balls with the remaining egg’s yolk mixed with a pinch of salt and bake them for at least 25 minutes. They’ll be ready when the surface will be nicely brown and the smell will be irresistible!

What else to say?
Buon appetito!!


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