Pain brié

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Pain brié
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Type Bread
Place of origin France
Region or state Normandy
Main ingredients Flour, water, baker's yeast
Cookbook: Pain brié  Media: Pain brié
Pain brié

Pain brié is a traditional Normandy bread. Its name comes from the pounding of the dough, as "brie" is derived from the Old Norman verb brier, meaning "to pound". The preparation includes a long kneading period and a beating of the dough, which tightens it, producing a heavy, yeasted bread with a tight crumb.


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  • The Breads of France: And How to Bake Them in Your Own Kitchen, Bernard Clayton, 2002. p88.