Making Italian Bread with Jane Curran

by Thomas McNally | 4 Lessons

Bread is a wonderful food, a great base for many meals and it plays a big part in virtually every food culture. Whilst Italians may not eat quite as much as many other Europeans do, they do eat it virtually every day and Italian cuisine is a wealth for regional bread variations. Italian Bread is the epitome of comfort food.

Italy has an incredible variety of breads, with many regional versions of flatbread, sourdough and your traditional loaf. In this course, our chef Jane Curran makes her favourites; Ciabatta, Focaccia, Schiacciata con L’Uva and last but not least the famous grissini.



1. Ciabatta

Learn to make Ciabatta, a traditional rustic, crunchy italian bread
Focaccia & salad

2. Focaccia

Learn to make Focaccia

3. Grissini

Learn to make Grissini- the perfect appetizer and a must have on your antipasti board.

4. Schiacciata

Learn to bake this Tuscan twist on the classic Focaccia. With its perfect mix of sweet and savoury its a favourite desert option in Italy.

Your chef

For over 20 years now Jane Curran has worked for some of the UK’s biggest media brands, creating food content tailored to ABC1 audiences.
Having worked in fast-paced, industry-leading restaurants and studied at Leiths School of Food and Wine, she has a solid grounding in the technical, classical elements of cookery as well as having an understanding of what people are looking for from food.