Somewhere between a flatbread and focaccia, this delicious fig & pig picnic bread will add a gloriously decadent touch to your picnic feast.
We are always on the lookout for picnic tips and ideas to make our picnics simple, yet delicious.
This pretty fresh fig bread with salty cured prosciutto can be made the day before and is a welcome companion to most picnic menus. It also keeps very well in the fridge for a few days.
Much like the fig and prosciutto picnic baguette, this bread doesn’t need lots of ingredients to make it special. But what we love most about this bread for picnics, its an easy sharing dish either as the central dish or accompaniment.
Take it to the picnic whole and cut or tear into pieces to share. It’s a beautiful addition to a wine and cheese picnic. Or, serve it solely with salad or bbq meats – the salty, sweet goes beautifully with grilled lamb or pork dishes.
Dip it in olive oil and balsamic vinegar, or crumble goats cheese or feta and top with a sprinkle of arugula.
We have made this recipe with sourdough starter, but it can also be made with a store-bought bread mix – Ciabatta or focaccia mix is best. We give you the recipe for both ways.
If you are new to sourdough starters, it’s not as difficult as it sounds. It also opens a whole world of picnic possibilities.
Artisan Sourdough Made Simple: A Beginner’s Guide to Delicious Handcrafted Bread with Minimal Kneading
The actual preparation for this recipe is very simple but you will have to allow some proving and rising time.