Shalom from Barcelona ;o)
Coming from Israel to Barcelona has been quite a challange for me, and one of the relevent challanges has been getting used to the bread around here... letting go of the Pitta bread was hard! no more crazy Pittas full of goodies and Humus. instaed what i found is Pa de Pages (farmers bread) which is unfortunately very airy and soft (they do that because they like BIG toasts smeared with tomato olive oil and garlic (Pa Tomacat) which is nice and all but leaves the bread almost useless for anything else! the only other choice (for someone looking to spend less money rather then more) is the buggette, which is nice and all but again not very useful (dosen´t keep and not so healthy either. and what broke me was the last surge in bread prices and the obvious fall in quality (even MORE air holes and less bread in a bread).
So, here i am, i decided to learn and make our own bread. i´m looking for healthier, denser, cheeper, testier and all around better bread then what´s accessible for me in this market.
so thanks in advance for the wealth of knowledge and experience...