French Country Bread

Pain de campagne

Preparation info
  • Makes


    large loaves
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Making Bread at Home

By Tom Jaine

Published 2005

  • About

The method used in this recipe allows you to make two large loaves of sourdough or leaven bread in easy stages over a period of two days. The process is quite lengthy, but it gets round the problem of regular feeding of leaven that often results in lots of bowls dotted around the kitchen and larder. It’s all much simpler in a bakery. There, the routine works steadily round the clock. But not everyone wants to bake daily, or indeed needs to.

This recipe, therefore, needs just one pre