Pane Francese

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The Italian cousin to the baguette, pane francese deserves its time in the spotlight.

SERVESMakes 2 loaves

TIME1¾ hours, plus 9½ hours resting and 3 hours cooling

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

The Italian cousin to the baguette, pane francese (which means “French bread”) is a long loaf with a moist and open crumb. Pane francese has a crisp yet forgiving exterior, and it’s slightly flatter in shape than a baguette. It’s nice for s...

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