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Paindemain

1st loaf bread baked with yeast from currently-fermenting beer
1st loaf bread baked with yeast from currently-fermenting beer

Paindemain is a wheat bread, described as being served at the highest tables of the nobility of France and England during the Hundred Years’ War. Fine and white, baked in small, round loaves, it was prized for a delicate texture, and considered indulgent enough to be forbidden during Lent in 1417 by Henry V. This is one interpretation of how it might be baked.

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