Thursday, 1 April 2021

Baguettes -- the staff of life in the Loire Valley

The long thin French stick, or baguette, as it is called in France, is the archetypal loaf of bread, bought on a daily basis by almost every household in the country. It is made from wheat flour, bakers yeast, salt and water. Nothing else is permitted for a baguette de tradition, and it must be made from scratch every day at the bakery where it is to be sold. Many visitors comment that bread tastes quite different in France to their home country, and this is a big part of the reason - no additives, which includes bread improvers, nutritional supplements, sugar, or flavouring elements, all of which are commonplace or even legal requirements in other countries. 


Baguettes in a boulangerie, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
Organic baguettes for sale in our local bakery.

 If you want to find out exactly what makes French baguettes so special let us know when you book your tour with us.

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