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Pain Ancien

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pudnpie

Pain Ancien

Hi - this is the Pain Ancien I made from the BBA recipe last week. The only thing I changed was to use half wholemeal flour. They came out a bit mishapen because I found the dough quite difficult to handle and in fact didn't even try to shape them. But I was quite pleased as a first effort and it tasted fab!

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JerryMac

Reinharts Formulas Rock

Mangia Bene. :)

Jerry 

 

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pudnpie

Hi jerry. I tried it agin this weekend and it was a disaster! Went flat as a pancake! Oh well.....

 Alison

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bluezebra

They look gorgeous! Maybe one day after many trials and errors, I will be able to build bread like this!

 

 

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redivyfarm

Your ancienne looks great to me. Admirable first effort to be sure. BBA describes it as the best bread to be found in Paris. Do you concur?

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pudnpie

Hi - I haven't tried it in France (will have to look out for it next time I go), but it's the best in my house :)

Last weekend I made Epi from the pain de campagne recipe last week and it was gobbled up by my OH's family. Didn't have time to doa photo. My cutting was a bit off anyway!

 Alison