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Ciambella Rustica - Savory Bread Ring

I love a simple tasty dish that is outside the norm. This is an easy savory bread to make that you can use in place of a sandwich for lunch or as a snack or even as a breakfast!

Try it! You'll like it!!!

Ciambella Rustica. --- A Savory Bread Ring

200 g Red Cabbage (about a ¼ of a small cabbage)

20 g Lemon Juice (about a tablespoon)

1 spoon apple cider vinegar (tablespoon)

150 g scamorza mozzarella/ or other cheese (about a cup)

150g ham or other (about a cup)

1 red onion (or half red and half sweet)

3 eggs

80g XV olive oil (1/2 cup)

1 tsp salt

Pinch pepper

100g ricotta (1/2 cup)

300g flour (2 cups)

15 g baking powder (1 tablespoon)

Have 3 bowls

For the first bowl- slice the cabbage thin and then cut in smaller pieces

Add the vinegar and lemon juice -stir up and set aside.

In a frying pan- saute the diced onion with a little olive oil until lightly golden and soft.

Second bowl- fill with cut up cheese and meat/s and put aside

3rd Bowl- beat eggs and add olive oil, ricotta and salt and pepper.

Once these are all beaten together add in the flour and baking powder.

Mix until it’s a “dough” but don’t over mix.

Add bowl 1 and 2 to the dough mixture. Add the onions.

It will be a lumpy doughy mix.

Don’t think it should be all smooth. It won’t be!

Just make sure it’s all mixed together evenly.

Now scoop into a greased springform pan or a springform bundt or Angel food pan.

It’s nice with the hole in the middle. If you don’t have one of these pans- you can make one with a regular springform. You can make a center post out of an empty can covered with parchment paper and then fill it with water or some other weight. And voila… you have a perfect pan for a Ciambella!

Cook for 45 min on 375. Take out when a toothpick comes out clean and the top is golden.

Let it cool a bit before slicing. It will hold together better!

There will always be some little pieces that fall off… don’t throw them away! That’s the best part!!! Yummmm!!!

Enjoy it!

We sure did today!




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I don't like red cabbage, can you eliminate it?

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