Pagnotta del Doge is a traditional bread from the Veneto region in Italy. It is a round-shaped bread with a golden crust and a soft, fluffy interior. This bread is named after the Doge, the historical ruler of Venice, and it is a popular specialty in the towns and communes of Veneto.

You can find Pagnotta del Doge in various stores and shops across the Veneto region. Some specific towns and communes where you can find this bread include Venice, Padua, Verona, and Treviso. In Venice, you can find it at bakeries like Panificio Volpe and Panificio Da Bonifacio. In Padua, you can find it at Panificio Zanchetta and Panificio Pasticceria Dal Santo.

One popular recipe using Pagnotta del Doge is the “Bruschetta al Pomodoro.” To make this dish, you need to slice the bread and toast it until it becomes crispy. Then, rub a garlic clove on the toasted bread and top it with diced tomatoes, fresh basil, olive oil, salt, and pepper. This simple yet delicious recipe showcases the flavors and texture of Pagnotta del Doge.

Pagnotta del Doge has received the PAT (Traditional Agri-food Products) recognition, which is a certification given to traditional Italian food products. The specifications for Pagnotta del Doge include using specific types of flour, natural yeast, and a traditional baking process. This recognition ensures the authenticity and quality of the bread.

Sources:
– “Pagnotta del Doge” – www.venetissimo.it
– “Pagnotta del Doge: il pane del Doge di Venezia” – www.venetissimo.it