Frenchy Friday Quinze

>> May 14, 2010

Yummm.. I am SUCH a bread person, and french baguettes are perfect for bread people.




Ever wondered where the French got the idea for the baguette? Wonder no longer..
(history from French bread and French baguette)

The baguette is a derivative of the bread developed in Vienna in the middle of the 19th century. At that stage steam ovens had just been brought into use, enabling loaves to be made with a crisp crust and the white centre, similar to todays baguettes. Long Then in 1920 a law was passed preventing bakers from working before 4am. This made it impossible to make the traditional loaf in time for customers' breakfasts. The longer, thinner baguette solved the problem because it could be prepared and baked much more rapidly.


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