Baker’s Holiday

So we spent a lovely week in the south of France, visiting artisan bakeries and gathering up the crucial accessories to make real French baguettes, especially the couche linen in which the baguettes are proved before baking.

With our new couche linen, we'll be making real baguettes!

With our new couche linen, we'll be making great baguettes!

It was a lovely week, all in all, and we tried hard to relax too, as well as enjoying a couple of tours through artisan bakeries. Oh, we did visit a ‘Cave Co-operatif’ too, picking up a week’s supply of wine quite handily. So our French, though very rusty indeed, was sufficient to the needs of bread and wine, and that’s probably sufficient any way you look at it!