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Saucipain (or sausage bread) is a kind of savoury baguette. The dough contains small dice of dry-cured sausage or salami and is mixed with red wine instead of water.

Served sliced in rounds, it makes a typically French aperitif snack.


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Last modified on: October 24th 2017

For 13 saucipans, you will need:

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31 min.3 hours 20 min.35 min.4 hours 26 min.
Preservation: A few days in a cloth bag.
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1 Saucipain : Photo of step #1Remove the skin from 500 g dry sausage or salami and dice small. 15 min.
2 Saucipain : Photo of step #2Spread 120 g pistachios on a baking sheet and toast for 15 minutes in the oven at 300°F (150°C). 15 min.
3 Saucipain : Photo of step #3Put into a food-processor bowl: 1 kg flour, 200 g leaven, 30 g yeast and 9 g salt. 5 min.
4 Saucipain : Photo of step #4Start kneading on minimum speed, then pour in 650 ml red wine.

Knead for 3 minutes like this, then on speed "1" for a further 8 minutes. When the dough temperature reaches 75°F (24°C, it is ready).

Note: For the best way to knead, see: A few tips for effective kneading at home.
11 min.
5 Saucipain : Photo of step #5Once the dough is made, go back to minimum speed and tip in the diced sausage and pistachios.

Gather the dough (you will notice it is a strange pinky-mauve colour) into a ball and put into a clean bowl. Cover with a sheet of plastic and leave for 1 hour.
1 hour
6 Saucipain : Photo of step #6After this time, divide the dough into 200 g pieces. Roll these into balls and leave covered with a sheet of plastic to rest for 20 minutes. 20 min.
7 After this time, press the balls flat, then shape them into thin baguettes or "ficelles", as shown in this short video.

Leave the saucipains covered with a sheet of plastic to rest for 2 hours.
2 hours
8 Saucipain : Photo of step #8Preheat the oven to 460°F (240°C) and bake the saucipains for about 20 minutes until nicely browned.

Note: As when baking any bread, you should ensure that the oven is filled with steam for the first 15 minutes of baking. This page shows you how; it really is the secret of golden-brown, crusty loaves..
20 min.


If you don't have salami, use any cooked sausage you like.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
6294237 gr1023 gr78 gr
315 %91 %97 %12 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
2519 gr41 gr3 gr
13 %4 %4 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 13 saucipans : 16.92 €
Per saucipans : 1.30 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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