You may read the heading of this post and assume it’s going to be another litany of complaint against France and all things French. You would be wrong, although that would be a reasonable assumption. 580 more words
No one really knows how Valentines day originally came about or even who St Valentine really was – the Catholic church has three different St Valentines and in ancient Rome the 14th of February was marked as a holiday to honour the god Juno.
The inclusion of milk and eggs in the traditional tin-baked English pain de mie loaf produces a thicker, more flaccid crust and a heavier, densely-structured crumb, while the use of stronger flour imparts a more pronounced bread flavour.