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French Petit épeautre bread?

gabi's picture

French Petit épeautre bread?


On a recent trip to Paris, one bread that I really really loved was the 'Petit épeautre' bread from Eric Kayser's boulangerie. I understand that this is a kind of sourdough spelt bread; I'm wondering if anyone here is familiar with this bread and has a recipe for something similar or at least a guess what makes this bread so incredibly delicious.


ericjs's picture

I can't help with the recipe, but I expect at least some of the flavor comes from the special grain. While "épeautre" does normally translate as spelt (Triticum spelta), "petit épeautre" actually means (or at least often means) einkorn (Triticum monococcum). I beleive quite a bit of it is grown in Haute-Provence.