Casatiello – BBA Challenge bread 5

Casatiello - Side view

Michael was backpacking on Mount Washington this week with five others, so I figured this bread (filled with fried Italian salami and grated, local aged cheddar) would make a perfect welcome home treat for tired, wet, hungry men.

Unfortunately, the weather was so bad, they came home a day early, so the bread wasn’t waiting for them on their return. But I did make it today and, I have to say, I like it much more than I thought I would.

I’m in the middle of packing for my own little trip (nothing quite so adventurous), so I won’t take the time to write up the whole process for this bread, but you can see pretty much everything in the pictures.

Next up is Challah, which is the bread I’ve made more than any other, so I’m interested to see how PR’s recipe compares with my old tried-and-true one.


  1. Susie says:

    Your Casatiello is great. Love your photos.

  2. Arundathi says:

    Can’t wait to try this one myself!

    1. Rebecca says:

      Have you tried yet? How did it turn out?

  3. kate says:

    I made mine with bacon–and also liked it more than I expected to….I’ve made Rhinehart’s Challah before and am looking forward to it this week.

    1. Rebecca says:

      Bacon is exactly what I had wished I had used. I bet it would be wonderful. Next time!

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