Posted at 12:00h
It's officially French Bread day and we have the warm, familiar smell of baking bread wafting through our offices - only one of the benefits of having an in-house bakery in our building! Of course we have to have some history like we did for Croissant Day
: did you know that following the French Revolution (a war that was started by the lack of bread), the French government actually set down laws that regulated what constituted "French Bread" or pain d' egalite ("bread of equality")? These laws specified ingredients and baking methods.
Today, however, french bread is characterized as a long loaf of bread with a thick, golden crust that should crackle when squeezed. Plus, it's delicious!
French Bread Recipe