The French are known for making the best-tasting bread in the world. But why exactly is French bread so special? Here at French Basket, we will try to answer this question and explain why you should come and try our French pastries! Check out our locations in Northern Beaches, or order online to have delicious baked goods brought straight to your door.
1) Made with Better Flour
Flour is the fundamental ingredient of bread. In France, bakers pay careful attention to where their flour is made and which grains are used in the milling process. The result is usually softer, heartier, and tastier bread than can be found in other parts of the world.
French flour tends to be made with a lower ash content than the flour from other countries. This means that the flour has more of the grain and less of the residual minerals that might come from the milling process. Different French pastries require different ash contents, which is why baguettes and croissants might taste so different.
Although you can technically make French bread with any flour, you’ll only get that amazing French taste by buying from the best mills in town. At French Basket, we source our breads from a reputable supplier in France so that you can have the softest and most delicious loaf of bread possible!
2) Mixed and Baked at the Same Site
One of the biggest rules of French bread is that the dough must be made at the same location where the bread is to be baked. In fact, it’s actually illegal in France to call yourself a boulangerie unless you’re following this important tenant.
In many American and Australian restaurants, the “fresh” bread dough is made at a separate location and frozen until needed. This process is convenient and can create a delicious and convincing loaf of bread, but it will never match the taste of a real French bakery.
At French Basket, we always make our pastries as fresh as possible for you. That’s why our bread is baked in small batches throughout the day. This ensures that the flavors are at their fullest and that the bread is as soft and fluffy as can be. The results are both tasty and traditional; you really can’t beat fresh-baked French bread.
3) Created with Care and Compassion
The French truly care about the quality of their food, and they care about the quality of their bread even more. We put our all into every single loaf that we bake, and our customers truly can taste the difference.
One of the things that makes French bread different is the way French create the yeast starters for our dough. Our starters are carefully cultivated and nurtured for an extended period of time, allowing the dough to ferment and attain the richest possible flavour. We can’t tell you all of the details that go into this secret process, but we can assure you that the results are incredibly delicious.
As the dough is mixed and kneaded, it’s filled with the baker’s love and attention. Dough that’s kneaded correctly creates soft and delicious bread. Dough that’s kneaded roughly creates tough, flavourless bread that doesn’t rise correctly. Crack open one of our crusty loaves, and you’ll immediately taste the effort that went into creating it. That’s how the French make bread, and we are proud to provide and bring across the sea the same love and compassion to the Sydney community.
4) Delivered Fresh Straight to Your Door
One of the final things that sets French Basket bread apart is that we make the French experience available right in your own home. The food industry has changed during this economic crisis, but we’ve taken the opportunity to rely on classic French practices for daily bread delivery. You can expect delicious French loaves with crispy crusts, soft insides, and full flavour – all brought straight to your door.
If you want to see the different types of bread that we offer, head on over to our online menu. Our traditional and rustic baguettes are the perfect pairing for any of our delicious soups, but you can also eat them alone with a bit of your favourite butter. Once you’ve tasted the difference, you’ll be hooked on French bread; no other baked good is able to compare.