With all the talk on the forum lately about miche and how wonderful the are, I participated and made several 1.5Kg miches. They were wonderful. However these huge loaves were a lot of bread for the two of us. We cut them up and froze sections and defrosted and heated for each meal. This worked nicely. But I couldn't help thinking that a smaller size would be much more aesthetic and useful at dinner time.
So, I plugged into my formula the numbers for 8 400g loaves to make 8 mini miches. (how cute) Here they are. See the ruler at the bottom of the photo. They average 6" in diameter.
The other two are in the oven.
3.2 Kg of bread in 400 g units. I am sure I have violated some French rule that says miche must be a certain Kg. You must remember however, that in 1533 Catherine de Medici left Italy to become queen of France. Concerned about the food she would receive in France she took with her cooks and recipes. Thus, the French learned how to cook. So, whatever the French know about baking they got from the Italians.