Traditional breadmaking methods are the mark of Brakes Premier Artisan Bread Range of part-baked breads that require just a few minutes in the oven.
They are bulk-fermented for up to eight hours to reduce the need for yeast and to allow the traditional flavours and ingredients to spread through the dough.
The dough is carefully handled to retain air, and stone-baked for a strong crust and deep flavour.
Four lines under the Real French brand are made from wheat grown a quarter-of-a-mile from any road. They include Pavé Rustique; Pavé Rustique Multi-Cereals, with brown and yellow linseed, sesame and sunflower seeds and an oat flake finish; the hand-finished, chewy Baguette Artisan, made from rich Camp Rémy flour; and the Artisan Bread Selection, which includes lines made from a 50-year-old starter dough.
Other breads include Focaccia, an Olive Bloomer, a hand-cut, Soil Association-certified Organic Bloomer, using organic and malt wheat flour, and the Campagne Rye Boule, a blend of French wheat, light rye and Campaillou flour. Pack sizes range from 10 to 30 rolls.
To buy it, call 0845 606 9090