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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pa de Pages, Our Modest Catalan Bread

Pa de Pages, Vic, Catalonia [enlarge]

In Catalonia when we make things we make it big like say, this modest, tiny, insignificant bread. Hansel and Gretel would have had bread crumbs enough to leave a generous trail behind them, feed the birds and make a nice toast at the end of the road. Pa de Pages is, I quote: "...a rustic round loaf, baked in a shaped tin, containing wheat flour, water, salt and starter dough. It has a generous crumb and thick crust. The body of the bread is dense and rich in flavour, and it can be kept for several days providing that it is bought unsliced..." (Gastroteca.cat). I recommend you browse this interesting site to find a quite complete compilation of Catalan products and recipes.

7 comments:

  1. Somehow I missed this when in Barcelona. It looks delicious.

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  2. Oh, I have just had breakfast: if only I had one of those breads here…
    Have a nice day.

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  3. STUNNING images !

    Have a super weekend.

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  4. This bread looks delicious. I just want to eat the screen. Thanks for sharing your images on this site.

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  5. The loaves are amazing! Small sculptures of yummy goodness... I swear I can smell them from here.

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  6. it's a delight browsing through your blogs. I will defiantly come back

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  7. Yummy, yummy bread! A scrumptious photo!

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