Delightfully Delicious Prosciutto Bread
Prosciutto bread is an irresistible Italian favorite that will be a hit wherever you go. This savory treat is made from a light, buttery dough filled with juicy slices of prosciutto, herbs, and spices. Made with just a few ingredients, it’s fast and easy to make and will give you the perfect gastronomical delight.
The unique blend of flavors in prosciutto bread isn’t just limited to Italy – it has influences from all over the Mediterranean region. With a hint of garlic, black pepper, and oregano, it’s the flavor equivalent of the Italian equivalent of “umami.”
I’ve had some of the best Prosciutto bread in my life while on holiday in Rome. The memories of that bread still linger – the warm, fluffy interior and the unique, earthy taste it imparted – every time I make this recipe in my own kitchen I can’t help but recall those moments in Italy.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 3 slices prosciutto
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
- In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter with a fork until it’s light and fluffy.
- Add in the salt, oregano, garlic powder, and black pepper and mix until evenly incorporated.
- Slowly pour in the flour while stirring with the butter mixture until absorbed.
- Next, fold in the Parmesan cheese and prosciutto and mix together until the dough can be formed into a ball.
- Transfer the dough ball to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Using your hands, form it into a log — about 10 by 5 inches — and place it in the middle of the baking sheet.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.
Prosciutto bread is a fantastic dish to make when you want something delicious, fast, and easy. Its earthy flavor makes it a comforting snack and its delicate texture is sure to delight whoever is at your table. Add a bowl of tomato soup on the side, and you’ve got the perfect cozy meal.
If you’re looking for something with similar flavors and techniques, you may also want to try focaccia or ciabatta. Both have a similar culinary tradition, though their ingredients differ slightly. Either way, you can’t go wrong with any of them.
Go ahead and give prosciutto bread a try – you’ll be sure to love it!