The Neapolitan Casatiello (Casatiello) is a leavened rustic bread typical of the Neapolitan tradition of the Easter period where in the last showcooking, chef Francesco Basco reproduced it but in the Vegan version.

Ingredients for dough :

  • 1 kg Flour 0
  • 600/650 g of water
  • 50 g Extra virgin olive oil ( EVO )
  • 10 g Brewer's yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 18 g Salt

Filling ingredients :

  • any leftovers you have in the fridge


To get a good casatiello first of all you have to dedicate yourself to the dough:

  • Crumble the brewer's yeast in a small bowl, add a teaspoon of sugar and start mixing until the yeast dissolves becoming practically liquid.
  • Combine the yeast with the flour and pour about 200 g of water.
  • Start kneading so that the first ingredients can begin to blend.
  • Add the oil and gradually all the water available, making it absorb little by little. The dough will be very soft, almost as liquid as a batter.
  • After 2-3 minutes, add the salt and let it work for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Now the dough will start to take on a certain consistency.
  • Cover with a wet tea towel and set aside to rest for about 15 minutes.
  • Take the dough again and work for a minute, just long enough to give it strength again.
  • Cover the bowl again for another 15 minutes.
  • Take the dough again for the last kneading, knead for one more minute and cover it with plastic wrap, pierce with a knife and cover with the usual cloth.
  • At this point let the dough rise until doubled, which in summer could correspond to about 1 hour of time and in winter something more.
  • When the dough has doubled in size, roll it out onto a lightly oiled baking sheet and leave to rest for another 30 minutes.
  • In the meantime, cut all the ingredients you want to insert into small pieces Casatiello, also with some cooked vegetables.
  • After 30 minutes of rest, start working the dough by adding margarine and all the ingredients previously cut into small pieces.
  • Continue to knead the dough so that the ingredients mix well.
  • Grease a tall wheel with plenty of margarine and arrange the Casatiello adapting it to the shape of the container.
  • Cover with a cloth and leave to rise in the oven for another 2 hours.
  • Once the leavening is finished. brush the surface of the Casatiello with more margarine and bake in a pre-heated oven at 160° for 10 minutes and then at 180° for about 1 hour.
  • Cut and serve.

Recipe created and made by Francis Basque

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