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Muffaletta Bread with Sesame Seeds

Authentic Muffaletta Bread Recipe with Sesame Seeds.
Prep Time1 d
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 d 25 mins
Servings: 6 People
Author: Darcey Olson


  • 1 cup All-purpose or Bread Flour
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/8 tsp Yeast
  • All of the starter
  • 3 1/2 cup All-purpose or Bread Flour
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1.5 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Yeast
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • Sesame Seeds (to Taste)


  • Create the start by mixing all 3 ingredients and leaving at room temperature overnight.
  • Once the starter is ready, add the dough ingredients to a stand mixer and mix until a cohesive dough is created. The dough will be rough, which is what you want.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 3 hours total. After the 1st hour, deflate the dough and turn over. Repeat at the 2 hour mark.
  • After the dough has risen for 3 hours, turn it out onto a floured work area and shape to a 10" round.
  • Transfer the dough to a greased baking sheet and let rise overnight, in the refrigerator.
  • Once ready to bake, remove the dough from the refrigerator and let sit for 30 minutes.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 425 degree fahrenheit.
  • Mix 1 egg with 1/4 cup water and whisk until combined. Brush the egg mixture over the top of the bread and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until the top is golden brown.
  • Remove the bread from the oven and let cool down before slicing.