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Les Fouées: a tradition to taste

Impossible to stay in Saumur without tasting the fouées! We present to you this nugget of our gastronomic heritage: a very hot roll, almost devoid of crumb, to be savored with your fingers, without manners!

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The best way to taste fouées is…

To settle in a troglodyte restaurant where the smell of bread just out of the oven tickles your nostrils as soon as you enter... Traditional and convivial menu, the meal of fouées pleases every time! Everyone garnishes their fouées with what they prefer: rillettes, butter, white beans, local goat's cheese… Ouh, it stalls! We keep a little room to swallow a sweet one, for dessert?!

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Little history of the fouées

If we speak today of fouées, our pretty rolls were previously called "fouaces", a name still used by some. It is under this name that Rabelais mentions it in Gargantua, in the 16th century!

Moreover, the recipe has remained the same: flour, yeast, water, salt. And that's all

Originally, our fouées were small pieces of dough that were used to test the temperature of the wood oven before baking bread. Too hot, the dough was burning; too cold, the dough did not rise. At the point, the dough swelled to give the whip!

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