Michetta

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Michetta
Michetta (pane)1.JPG
Alternative names Rosetta
Type Bread
Place of origin Italy
Region or state Lombardy
Cookbook:Michetta  Michetta

Michetta (also known as rosetta) is an Italian white bread, recognizable from its bulged shape.

Other similarly prepared types of Italian breads include the maggiolino and tartaruga.

History[edit]

Michetta originated in Lombardy, northern Italy, during the Austrian rule. Functionaries of the Austrian empire inroduced a number of food products, including the Kaisersemmel, a type of bread with segments resembling a small rose.

However, due to the higher humidity, the micheta produced in Milan were less fragrant and became harder in a single day.[citation needed] To solve the problem, Lombard bakers removed the internal crumb[clarification needed] and obtained a softer version of the original, which also helped it last longer. The new type of bread was called michetta, from the Lombard version of Kaisersemmel, micca,[1] a term originally meaning "crumb."

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cherubini, Francesco (1840). Vocabolario milanese italiano III. 

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