Mi amici Daniele told me about the panini latte while we were discussing cioccolata calda and mentioned it was a tradition in his family to dip this bread in the hot beverage.
Fact checked, its true, they are delicious and another great way to enjoy them is to cut them in half and fill them with hazelnut paste 😉
You need :
- 75g bread flour
- 175g Tipo 00 flour
- 25g butter
- 30g sugar
- pinch salt
- 150g lukewarm milk ( 85F)
- 1.6g instant dry yeast
- 1 egg
- In a stand mixer bowl combine the yeast with the milk and let it bloom for 5 minutes. While you wait melt the butter and let it cool. Combine the 2 flour, sugar and salt in a separate bowl.
- After 5 minutes, add the flours mix and start kneading with the dough hook. Once it’s mostly combined pour in the melted butter. Knead for about 7-8 minutes until smooth ( knead by hand to finish ?). The dough should be tacky but not sticky ( adjust flour or milk if needed)
- Make a ball with the dough and place it in a container or simpler just dump it back in the stand mixer bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let it rest at room temperature for 2 hours.
- Take the dough out of the bowl and cut them into pieces. I like to cut it in half and make about 5 with each half ( 10 total). Ball up each cut and place onto a baking tray covered with parchment paper. Cover with a clean dishcloth and let them rest for a final rise for about 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Once the time is done, beat the egg with a little milk or water and brush the top of the dough. Bake for 12-13 minutes.