Pan de Mei (Millet Bread)

L'Antro dell'Alchimista
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Pan de Mei (Millet Bread)
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Description

Three types of flour--coarse-ground cornmeal, finely ground cornmeal, and all-purpose flour--combine to give these loaves singular taste and texture. The dough is infused with vanilla andsweetened with a bit of sugar, and more sugar is sprinkled over the rolls before baking, meaning these are a hearty option for breakfast, perhaps spread with jam or honey, or as a delicious alternative to other types rolls to pass at a special dinner.

Ingredients

  • 150 grams corn flour (very finely ground ‘fioretto’ variety)
  • 150 grams corn flour (coarse variety)
  • 200 grams flour
  • 180 grams butter
  • 180 grams sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • salt

Directions

  1. 1Preheat the oven 170C.
  2. 2Melt the butter over a double boiler and let it cool.
  3. 3Combine the three types of flour with the baking powder and a pinch of salt.
  4. 4Beat the eggs with the sugar until the mixture is light and foamy.
  5. 5Add the butter and the vanilla extract, while stirring continuously.
  6. 6Add the dry ingredients and knead by hand until the mixture is smooth and uniform in consistency (similar to a shortcrust dough).
  7. 7Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  8. 8Shape the dough into balls, each weighing approximately 60 grams and 6 or 7 centimeters in diameter; flatten the balls of dough to 1 centimeter in thickness.
  9. 9Sprinkle them with sugar and a generous amount of powdered sugar. You may also add some chopped elder flower.
  10. 10Bake for approximately 20 minutes until golden and the sugar on top is cracked.
  11. 11Serve cold and according to tradition, dipped in heavy cream.
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NutritionView more

1010Calories
Sodium33%DV780mg
Fat68%DV44g
Protein31%DV16g
Carbs47%DV142g
Fiber28%DV7g

PER SERVING *

Calories1010Calories from Fat400
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat44g68%
Saturated Fat25g125%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol255mg85%
Sodium780mg33%
Potassium360mg10%
Protein16g31%
Calories from Fat400
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate142g47%
Dietary Fiber7g28%
Sugars46g92%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.