I love bread. With all my
heart digestive tract. But not just any kind of bread. My favorite is the kind that has a crunchy crust and makes this exquisite sound when you break it, leaving crumbles all over the table.
Obviously French-style baguettes are great, but I don’t really like the soft, spongy middle, plus they go bad the next day, so you’d better be hungry and finish one off really quickly.
Lately I’ve started buying sourdough bread (pain au levain in French) from the bakery downstairs. It’s real heaven, I tell you! And it keeps very well for a few days, if you wrap it up in a tea towel. Right now I’m craving a piece with raspberry jam and salted butter. You’d think the sweet + salted combo wouldn’t work, but it SO does!