Looking for something different to make this Easter? This Neapolitan Easter Bread aka Casatiello Napoletano could be just the thing! Who can resist the smell of freshly baked bread? And when that bread is stuffed with salami, bacon, cheese eggs and olives it becomes even more irresistible!
Meantime though, who can believe it’s already Easter? Where has this year gone? March is always super busy for me at work and this year has been no exception. I’ve been working into the early hours of the morning some days! So, despite my best intentions of blogging MORE this year, it has actually turned into less. It’s also been hard to settle into a routine; with my step father’s passing earlier in the year I am living part of the week at my mum’s house and part of the week at home so my usual routines have had to change. It has been a hard time in many respects but also has been great spending more time with mum from catching a movie to a manicure to painting classes and most importantly cooking and eating together.
However, March madness is over at work, it all should be smooth sailing from here, right? Maybe not…I have a crazy May coming up but that is filled with travels and fun rather than work. Can’t wait. However, let’s get back to the bread! I used the Food 52 recipe for Neapolitan Easter Bread except I swapped out the ham for salami. Another difference between this recipe and more traditional versions is that chopped hard boiled eggs are included in the filling whereas traditional versions have them whole on the top of the loaf:
I thought having the eggs on top like that would make it quite difficult to eat! And believe me, you will want to eat this, it is soooo good!
And the good news is that, if you don’t eat it all at once, it keeps really well. I’ve had it in my fridge for nearly a week now and it is still great when you place it under the grill to toast.
The bread dough was easy to make and turned out perfectly.
Then it was simply to put on the filing, roll it up and pop it in the oven.
The Neapolitan Easter Bread is lovely warm just as it comes! Food 52 suggest pesto or chimichurri as n accompaniment. Warm with butter is superb! Warm with a little bit of guac is also pretty damn special.!!!!
We ALL wanted a slice of it!
Speaking of Easter, how cute is this little vintage bunny vase of my mum’s?
Have a wonderful Easter everyone. I hope the bunny brings you all the chocolate (Or Neapolitan Easter Bread) you wish for!