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Bread with your barbeque?

by Diane - August 3rd, 2010.
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When you're having a barbeque you might want to go the whole hog and make your own bread to go with your delicious barbeque treats! Have you ever made your own bread? It's easier than you'd think and it smells so good cooking that you'll want to capture the smell and save it! Nothing beats warm fresh bread! So why not try making some yourself?

The Ingredients….
Poilane use 7 basic ingredients to make their different varieties of bread. Each have been carefully selected to respect tradition and to ensure Poilane’s unique flavour:

1) Wheat Flour: From near-organic farming, their wheat is exclusively stone ground.
2) Leaven: This is the crux of the method used to make Poilane breads. The leaven comes from a starter reserved from the previous batch.
3) Rye Flour: Cultivated in the central region of France, their rye flour is 100% wholemeal.
4) Water: Nothing special, just tap water which they analyse once a year.
5) Sea Sat: From the Atlantic coast.
6) Raisins: Dried in the beautiful Greek sun.
7) Walnuts: Sourced from Perigord in France.

The Method….
Poilane bread is leavened bread, created using an ancient fermenting technique, discovered about five or six thousand years ago. Legend has it, the lady who discovered it had forgotten to bake her dough so she cooked it some time later and found to her delight a lighter, tastier result! So sometimes forgetfulness is a good thing!

A portion of the previous batch of dough is preserved to “start” the next batch – a leaven. Mixed with flour, water, sea salt and plenty of tender loving care, this natural starter means that no yeast is needed. This gives Poilane breads a greater resistance to mould without the need for nasty additives.

Baking
After weighing, shaping and making sure everything is perfect (by hand!), each Poilane baker gently pops their loaves in a wood-heated brick oven. They even make sure to use only recycled wood.

Try it for yourself!
So, now you know exactly how it was made, try some of Poilane’s fantastic bread for yourself. Choose from the basic sourdough loaves through to moreish walnut bread and super healthy rye loaves. Click here to explore the full range.

Poilâne Sourdough Bread
Poilâne Sourdough Bread
It has a thick, golden crust, and the inside is dense and light brown, with a slightly sour flavour. It is made exclusively with stone-ground wheat flour, sea salt and leaven.
The merit of the Poilâne Company is that it has been able to preserve the ancestral techniques of bread making.
In its own special spirit of "retro-innovation", it has improved on them in the right ways to succeed in defining a manufacturing process that is the only one of its kind in the world.
1 Loaf of 1.90Kg
Natoora Price £9.50 - (£5.00 per Kg)

Poilâne Rye Bread
Poilâne Rye Bread
Rye bread has an intense and strong smell. The merit of the Poilâne Company is that it has been able to preserve the ancestral techniques of bread making.
In its own special spirit of 'retro-innovation', it has improved on them in the right ways to succeed in defining a manufacturing process that is the only one of its kind in the world.
Poilâne bread symbolizes the internationally renowned quality of authentic, carefully made bread.
1 Loaf of 900Gr
Natoora Price £4.50 - (£5.00 per Kg)

Poilâne Currant Raisin Bread
Poilâne Currant Raisin Bread
Currant raisin breads weigh about 1.40 pounds. (0.64 kg). This type of bread is made from rye flour with currants, and wheat leaven.
1 Loaf of 640Gr
Natoora Price £5.50 - (£8.59 per Kg)

Poilâne Sourdough Bread - Sliced
Poilâne Sourdough Bread - Sliced
It has a thick, golden crust, and the inside is dense and light brown, with a slightly sour flavour. It is made exclusively with stone-ground wheat flour, sea salt and leaven.
The merit of the Poilâne Company is that it has been able to preserve the ancestral techniques of bread making.
In its own special spirit of "retro-innovation", it has improved on them in the right ways to succeed in defining a manufacturing process that is the only one of its kind in the world.
1 Loaf of 1.90Kg
Natoora Price £9.50 - (£5.00 per Kg)

Poilâne Sourdough Bread - Quarter
Poilâne Sourdough Bread - Quarter
The Poilâne quarter sourdough bread weighs about 1 Pound. (475g). It has a thick, golden crust, and the inside is dense and light brown, with a slightly sour flavour. It is made exclusively with stone-ground wheat flour, sea salt and leaven. The Poil?ne round loaf keeps for about a week and can be eaten fresh or toasted. It is delicious with all types of food, from the simplest (honey, butter) to the finest (foie gras, smoked salmon, etc.).
1 Loaf of 950Gr
Natoora Price £2.65 - (£2.79 per Kg)