Bread Baking Babes go French

Take a gallon of fine flour, and a pint of good new ale barm or yeast, and put it to the flour, with the whites of six new laid eggs well beaten in a dish …”

Robert May, The Accomplisht Cook, 1685 (first published 1660)

This recipe is about the same age as our house (or parts of it,,,, the house, not the bread).BBB logo September 2014

Ilva, of Lucullian Delights, and our host kitchen for the month, decided to take a trip back in time.

Fortunately, for the Baking Babes, it was only a brief foray into the mid-1600’s.

Then she jumped ahead to the mid-1900’s.

It’s still old….

And still French.

It’s ‘Robert May’s French Bread from 1660’.

The Babes are grateful that they didn’t have to mill their own floor….

Or start keeping chickens.

They would have been happy to start brewing their own ale,

And they did all rather like the bread…. A lot!

To try your hand at this lovely, crusty bread and be a Bread Baking Buddy visit Lucullian Delights. 

Ilva’s French Bread

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Elizabeth’s French Bread

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Tanna’s French Bread

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Lien’s French Bread

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Jamie’s French Bread

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Cathy’s French Bread
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Heather’s French Bread
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And the Babes are:

 The Bread Baking Babes

Bake My Day – Karen

blog from OUR kitchen – Elizabeth

Bread Experience – Cathy

Feeding My Enthusiasms – Elle

girlichef – Heather

Life’s a Feast – Jamie

Living in the Kitchen with Puppies – Natashya

Lucullian Delights – Ilva

My Diverse Kitchen — Aparna

My Kitchen In Half Cups – Tanna

Notitie Van Lien – Lien

And me…. Thyme for Cooking – Katie 

From the BBBBB (Bitchin’ Bread Baking Babe Bibliothécaire).

Last Updated on September 17, 2014

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