Pan de Cea
Just wanted to show you the "Pan de Cea" (bread from Cea).
I was born in Galicia, the NW region of Spain.
(I know the link does not work, this site software does not like parentheses. You'll have to type it by hand).
There is a strong and lively tradition of artisan bread making there, and there are quite a few villages which are famous for their bread.
Galician breads are similar to ciabattas (the dough, not the shape), and the usual flours in those doughs are a locally grown variety of wheat and a small amount of rye.
Cea is a little village in the Galician province of Ourense. However, the "Pan de Cea" is very different from other Galician breads. Its documented history stretches back to the 13th century.
This site is written in Spanish and Galician, but I think you will enjoy the pictures:
The menu on the left means:
- Inicio = home
- Historia = history
- Elaboración = ahem... making
- Reglamento = errr... rules (it has a Protected Geograpical Indication)
- Las Fotos = The pics
- Los hornos = The ovens (but the meaning is actually "The Bakeries", in this context)
- Contacto = Make your guess!