Bread help request
I've just returned from France and bought a loaf 'boulle'? in a bakery in Lille. It's exactly the type of bread I love and would like to be able to make myself.
It's a heavy tough white bread with a deep crust (probably not suitable for people with false teeth).It's vaguely similar to the batch loaf which is found here in Scotland in waxed paper wrapping and in Ireland usually unwrapped. Although not a batch loaf it's texture description is the nearest I can give.It is a world apart from the bland daily baked baguette sticks from local bakeries. I wasn't surprised that the Lille bakery had a queue of customers extending out into the street.
Can anyone help with a recipe that comes near to this bread?