Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Le Fournil de René

Yesterday our neighbour asked me to help out with making bread. Locally this is still done very traditionally. René gets up at six in the morning to prepare the dough, and around nine the furnace is lit and the bread is folded into the right shape.

Uni Therapy: Le Fournil de René 1

The bread is laid out and covered to prevent them from drying out.

Uni Therapy: Le Fournil de René 2

The fire is lit to heat the oven. Afterwards the burnt wood is pulled out and a piece of newspaper is inserted to measure the heat. If the newspaper goes brown the oven is at an ideal temperature. If it burns in any way the oven is too hot and you have to wait for it to cool down a little.

The bread is then flipped onto a small board using the folds in the fabric. From this board the bread is sled onto a larger board and placed into the oven.

Uni Therapy: Le Fournil de René 3

Uni Therapy: Le Fournil de René 4

Once the bread is brown and crusty they are taken out one by one.

Uni Therapy: Le Fournil de René 5

And voila the end result! Amazing traditionally made bread by René.

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