Proper pronounciation of boule?
I have always pronounced it "bool". Maybe someone else can tell me if that is correct.
Jeff Hertzberg (Artisan Bread in Five) because I took Japanese, Spanish, and Hebrew, never French. In my mind I was saying Bou-lay.
But according to Jeff, it's Bool, rhymes with pool.
OH. I'm sure there are some rules to pronouncing French words, but I never learned them. One of these days I'd like to.
Listen to this:
All of the other attempts, however, are hilarious.
Here are some other baking terms, probably more than anyone wants to know: http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/9848/french-baking-terms
It is pronounced "BOO-l". In French you don't pronounce the "e" at the end of most words.
French has such a hard pronounciation system! lol
Since the 'e' doesn't have an accent on it (boulé) the 'e' is silent.
That's trouble with a capitol "T" that rhymes with "B" and that stands for "boule" :) (ouch)