Dolce Pane

Use this formula as a base to create a wide range of classic Italian sweet breads for your customers. Add chocolate, dried fruit or nuts to create rolls and loaves of distinct taste.

Dolce Pane

Prep Time: 26-29 minutes
Bake Time: 12-15 minutes
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Bread Flour10-1005-
Red Star Block Yeast-6.44-200
Saf-Pro Ibis Green-0.50.3-15
Saf-Pro Lesoft-0.40.25-12.5
Whole Eggs1815-680
Unsalted Butter (softened)1815-680

Lesaffre Products Used


In a spiral mixer, combine flour, salt, sugar, Saf-Pro Ibis Green and Lesoft, and mix for 1 minute. Next, add milk and whole eggs and then mix on your mixer’s first speed for 4 minutes, gradually adding the soft unsalted butter. Continue to mix on your mixer’s second speed for 6-9 minutes, or until the dough is fully developed. Maintain dough temperature at 78°F (26°C).


Please note, a wide variety of products can be produced from this formula by adding additional mix-ins towards the end of the final mixing stage. Suggested mix-ins include toasted shredded coconut, chocolate chips, or dried fruit like golden raisins or cherries. Additionally, lemon, orange or vanilla flavoring may also be added, as desired.


After mixing, rest the dough for 15 minutes, covered with plastic to avoid skin formation. Then, divide dough and place into pans or molds. Brush dough with an egg wash prior to baking and top with any additional desired toppings.


To bake, place dough into an oven set to 350°F (176°C) and bake bread until golden brown. Please note, that baking times will vary depending on oven and the size of the product being baked. Remove from oven and let cool.



The above is a suggestion only.

Please note that other Saf-Instant, Red Star or Saf-Pro Ingredients products may be substituted in this formula. Additionally, this formula may also be modified for par-baked or frozen dough solutions. For assistance, please contact Lesaffre and Red Star’s world-class technical team at the Baking Center by calling (414) 615-4094 or sending an email to