December 8, 2010

French Bread

A photo taken whilst in a queue in a boulangerie on the Ile de Re.

The smell as we walked into the shop was wonderful - it made you smile just to stand there and take in the atmosphere. The bread was stacked shelf upon shelf. All sorts of shapes and sizes of bread.

One thing I noticed every day in every village and town we visited was the number of local people walking with a stick of freshly baked french bread under their arm.

Want to try baking some French style bread? Here is a great, detailed french bread page.

Want to read more on the history of bread? Here is a great medieval bread web page.