Discover O-tentic by Puratos
It all started in a place called Altamura, in southern Italy, in a little village in Puglia long known for its delicious, fine breads. As a matter of fact, in 37 BC, the Roman author Horace tasted Altamura bread and, falling in love with its unique and natural taste, wrote in his personal diary that he thought this was where “the best breads in the world” were produced.
Now, more than 2000 years later, consumers are again looking for premium, natural ingredients and authenticity reminding them of the traditional breads of the past… that’s why it all starts with O-tentic.
Some people call it an active bakery component, we call it the starter to any bread
Famous in the Italian region of Apulia, the Altamura bread is well-known for its durum wheat sourdough. By using the very latest fermentation technology, Puratos has managed to recreate this authentic taste. O-tentic, at the start of all your breads with just 4 ingredients: flour, water, salt and O-tentic. Just as in the past.
Easy to use and based on natural ingredients, O-tentic lets you produce various breads with one common ingredient: highly reminiscent of traditional rustic breads meaning tasty, fresh and extremely high-quality. And if you want to differentiate even more and create your own special bread, why not combine O-tentic with Sapore and /or Specialty Grains, to get the very best of both worlds?
Meet Martin de Poorter, our O-tentic ambassador. “I’ve been baking with O-tentic everyday for 15 years. It gives you the creative freedom to make genuine and authentic breads just like in the old days. Better still, O-tentic offers absolute security during all stages of the bread-making process, so you can achieve proven consistent superior-quality every single bake.
My secrets? Let me tell you one: the temperature of the dough at the end of the mixing should never (never) exceed 78°F.”
Altamura bread, by far the best bread to be had, so good that the wise traveler takes a supply of it with him for his onward journey
BOOK I, V OF HORACE’S SATIRES 37BC