Simple Lard Bread

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Lard Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 4
Calories: 520kcal


  • 2 cups + 6 tbsp bread flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ¾ tsp yeast
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 240 grams prosciutto diced
  • 1 tbsp lard or melted butter


  • Assemble your ingredients
  • Ready your stand mixer and sift bread flour, sugar, yeast, black pepper, and salt.
  • Pour the lukewarm water and mix in a low-medium speed for 5 minutes.
  • Add prosciutto and mix using a wooden spoon or spatula instead of the mixer unless you want very small pieces of prosciutto.
  • Shape the dough into a big ball and cover it with a tea towel. Let it sit for 20 minutes.
  • Roll the dough into an 18-inch log. Twist the dough and meet the two edges to form a ring. Cover again with a tea towel and let it sit for an hour.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 450°F. Place a cake pan in the oven while preheating. Fill the cake pan with 1 cup of water and close the oven.
  • Now, brush the dough with lard (or melted butter) and place it on a baking sheet. Bake it for 20 minutes. Rotate the bread and bake for another 20 minutes.
  • Turn off the oven and allow the bread to sit for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and brush again with butter.
  • Let it cool before slicing.


Calories: 520kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 718mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 112IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

Lard Bread is very easy to make and very delicious. It’s also called Prosciutto bread, which is an Italian bread.

Notes & Tips:

  • No lard? No problem. Try some butter instead.

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