Pane Rustico

This formula for pane rustico is made with Red Star Organic Block Yeast—the first organic fresh yeast commercially available and manufactured in the United States.

Pane Rustico

Prep Time: 24+ hours
Bake Time: 25 minutes
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Organic Bread Flour50-10020-
Sea Salt1-2-400
Saf-Pro Ibis Green-40.5-100
Organic Malt Extract2851-
Red Star Organic Block Yeast1-2-400
Water +/-3286513-

Lesaffre Products Used


In a spiral mixer, combine all ingredients and blend on your mixer’s first speed for 1 minute. Next, increase to your mixer’s second speed and continue to mix for 6 minutes, or until dough is fully developed. While mixing, maintain dough temperature at 76°F (24.4°C). Once dough is fully developed, let rest for 30 minutes covered, fold and then let rest for a second 30 minutes.


Next, divide and scale dough into 12.3 oz. (350 g) portions and shape as desired. Next, retard the dough in a cooler for 24 hours. The next day, remove from cooler and score as desired before placing into a pre-heated deck oven 446°F (240°C) top and 428°F (220°C) bottom with 3-second steam. Bake for 25 minutes or until loaves are golden brown. 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 our world-class technical team at the Baking Center by calling (414) 615-4094 or sending an email to