Poilane Bread by M. Kuehn

Bread – the stuff of life. The smell of baking bread is just so intoxicating, isn’t it? I remember my mum’s rye bread, straight out of the oven and slathered with butter for my boiled eggs. My friends still remember the half loaves she used to dish out because she couldn’t keep up with the demand.

So, whenever I come across really good bread I have to shout about it. After all, it graces most meals and nearly every household in the land has a bread bin.

Stone ground flour, sea salt from Guerande and a wood fired oven are what’s needed to make this superior loaf.

Fortunately you don’t have to travel to Chelsea or Belgravia and  hob nob with the Barbour brigade anymore; you can buy the bread, sliced or uncut at Waitrose. At around £2.50 a pop it’s jolly expensive, but for the taste it’s a no brainer.

Especially good if you brush with olive oil, bake or grill it and top with roasted tomatoes – sort of a French bruschettta if you will.  Fantastic stuff.

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