Mix the flour, the
yeast, the salt and the sugar with one cup lukewarm water and knead
for 10 minutes. Allow the dough to rise for half an hour, and turn it
out on an oiled surface. Shape it into a flat oval form and let it rise
another half hour. Put it on a baking tin, brush the top with oil and
sprinkle with sesame seed. Let the bread rise one hour. Bake 15 minutes
at 210 degrees Celsius and another 10 minutes at 190 degrees Celsius.
Muffuletta is the name
of a Sicilian bread; the muffuletta
sandwich, which uses this bread as a basis and is named after
it, is very popular in new Orleans. It was probably imported by the
Italians in the 19th century.