Nothing as Mouthwatering as the Aroma of Freshly Baked French Breads
Pains du France translates to "breads of France and this delightful souvenir fridge magnet from World Wide Gifts shows some of the iconic breads that are baked in France. This keepsake is a great souvenir from France, and is just a little reminder of the flavors and smells of a real French boulangerie, or bakery. There are many different kinds of breads that are baked in France, depending on the region and also traditionally on the class of people. Today everyone eats all types of breads, but in recent history certain breads were more typical of peasant or country cooking because they used less expensive ingredients.
Real, traditional French breads are always baked using the freshest flour, salt and yeast. Pain de Boulanger is baker's bread, and pain de campagne is farmhouse or country bread. Pain au chocolat is a yummy chocolate croissant, pain au lait is a sweet bun, and pain d'epices is gingerbread. Rich breads that include butter and eggs are called viennoiseries.
Different Types of Delicious Traditional French Breads
The baguette is possibly the most well -known of the breads of France, the long, thin loaf that is crusty on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. This is the bread that you imagine poking out of the top of a paper bag filled with fresh market produce, or perhaps some cheese and a bottle of wine. Brioche is a sweet bread that is usually eaten for breakfast or sometimes used in a dessert. The croissant is another classic bread from France that is light and flaky and sometimes has a chocolate or almond filling, or filled with ham and cheese for a tasty lunch. Pain de campagne is a country rye bread cooked in the round with a thick crust, and pain de mie is similar to American white bread.