How to make Zuppa Di Pane -

bread soup

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Italian Cooking.

Main Ingredients : White bread Slices (सफेद ब्रेड), Butter (मक्खन )

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Soups

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Zuppa Di Pane

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Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Zuppa Di Pane Recipe

  • White bread Slices 6

  • Butter 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic, chopped 5-6 cloves

  • Vegetable stock 6 cup

  • Dried mixed herbs 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Peppercorns, crushed 5-6

  • Cream 1/4 cup

  • To Serve

  • White bread slices 4

  • Cheese, grated 4 tablespoons

  • Olive oil 2 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat butter in a large pan; add garlic and sauté for a few minutes making sure the garlic does not burn. Add the vegetable stock.

Step 2

Trim the crusts of the bread slices and add to the stock. Season with dried herbs, salt and ground peppercorns and continue to boil for another five minutes.

Step 3

Set aside to cool. Purée the mixture in a food processor or blender and strain into a clean pan.

Step 4

Add more stock if the purée is too thick and adjust the seasoning.

Step 5

Bring to a boil. Stir in the cream and simmer for two minutes. Do not let the soup boil. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.

Step 6

Brush both sides of the bread slices with olive oil and sprinkle cheese on top. Place on a baking tray and bake till the cheese melts.

Step 7

Pour the hot soup into four bowls and place a slice of cheese toast on top. Serve at once.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.