Artisan Bread and Fruit Preserves

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts." ― James Beard

All of my bread recipes contain a combination of cultivated sourdough starter (levain) and yeast, and absolutely no preservatives.  The bread is baked at extremely high temperatures, which helps them develop their signature dark, thick crust and deep flavour.  I only use French flour, which is much softer than the British and Canadian wheats most commonly used in the UK, as it contains less protein and less gluten.  This is bread with personality!