Friday, 1 August 2014

Lammas.


                            

Today is Lammas (or Loaf Mass). Traditionally it is on August 1st that the first loaves are made from the new wheat harvest, and Lammas celebrates that harvest.

Anyone lucky enough to celebrate Lammas with a loaf from M Poilane (like those above) would certainly be blessed; he makes what is probably the world's finest.

So, happy Lammas everyone, and may your bread cupboard never be empty.



26 comments:

  1. It is funny that I am on a galuten free diet those days when a missile can hit me. So may be I'll go and buy myself a worm and good smelling loaf of bread.

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  2. That bread does look good even though I know I would suffer if I ate it.

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    1. I suffer when I don't eat it (not M Poilane's, of course; too expensive).

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  3. I love the design ( accidental it nit) in the top of the loaves

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    1. It's a 'P, for Poilane; he signs every one, which is probably why they're so expensive.

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  4. Those loaves look wonderful. having absolutely no dietary issues to worry about I would rip off a chunk and lavish best butter on it before settling down to eating the rest with some good cheese and tomatoes straight from the vine.

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    1. Perfect.With maybe a chunk of good mature Cheddar as well.

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  5. Blessings on you and yours Cro, Wishing you good health and happiness.

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    1. Thank you Kath, and the same to you!

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  6. We just got some new wheat flour in our little farm store and now YOU have motivated me to make bread. Thanks a lot. As if I did not have enough to do today.

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    1. And whilst it's baking you could re-paint the kitchen.

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  7. Those might just be the most beautiful loaves of bread I've ever seen! I think my lunch today will be bread, cheese and olives.
    Happy Lammas, Cro.

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  8. I would love to try one of M Poilane's loaves - they look delicious.The French really do make lovely bread.

    Today is also Yorkshire Day and most folk with a flagpole have the Yorkshire flag flying (blue with the Yorkshire white rose on it.)

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    1. In which case, Happy Yorkshire Day!

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  9. They look like rustic pottery. It's almost a shame for anyone to eat them!

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  10. Waitrose do a very similar looking loaf that has a frenchish name that I can't remember at the moment. Not bought one for a while…quite a solid sort of bread, but wonderful toasted! Obviously they don't have initials on them in Waitrose!

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  11. Ha ha! You know what, Cro? In Finnish "lammas" means a sheep... But happy Lammas!

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    1. Maybe that's where the English word 'Lamb' comes from. Etymology is a fascinating subject.

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  12. Oh dear….my cupboard is empty……I don’t suppose…….?

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  13. As I sat waiting to conduct a viewing around my former house tonight the combine harvester made the first cut in the wheat field next to the house. That is a very early start to the wheat harvest such is the summer we are having. We also have a place name of Lammas near here.

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  14. Happy Lammas to you as well Cro, what beautiful bread!

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  15. Loaves like this and festive foods in their season go against any ideas I have of going gluten free...

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