The delicious French baguette
How did bread become the symbol of a nation?
The answer is incomprehensible unless you’ve tasted an authentic, crunchy-on-the-outside, pillowy-on-the-inside French baguette. There are imitations the world over, but it tastes the best at home (ideally slathered with Camembert cheese and served with a big glass of wine). You’ve just got to come try it for yourself.
A few facts on the French baguette
Name: French baguette (baguette de tradition française)
Height: Between 21 and 25 inches
Weight: Eight to ten oz
Types of baguette: La flûte (thickest), la ficelle (thinner), sandwich and toast
Fans: All gluten lovers
Signs of quality:
- It bounces back when pinched
- Truly crunchy crust, golden-brown in color, not too flaky
- Studded with soft, irregular holes
- Hint of salt and yeast
- Above all, a long line snaking in front of the bakery
Enjoy and bon appetit !