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Monday, February 16, 2009

Bread at Carluccio's


















Half term, so off to Windsor and Eton to buy sports kit.

We had lunch at Carluccio's in the old station at Windsor - busy busy busy. This tin of five different sorts of bread inspired us to make something a little more exciting than our ordinary daily loaf. There was grissini, oil-laden and salt-encrusted foccacia, a dark-ish bread with fennel seeds, a white slice full of soft raisins, and a crackerbread which seemed more Scandinavian than Italian, but which was very good. We thought we'd make some crumpets - so English you'd never find them in Carluccio's, and as simple as making pancakes.

On the way home, we stopped at the Italian deli in Maidenhead and bought some interesting pasta shapes, the end of a Parma ham, and a salami. Btw, if you want to visit, the shop is not in Denmark Street (that's the wholesale part of the business), it's two streets away in Vicarage Road).

9 comments:

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

What a delightful serving suggestion. I think I need some foccacia.

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi Joanna, the bread sounds just fabulous.
BTW I used to live around that area (Bourne End) and would occasionally enjoy a trip to Windsor/Eton. Nice part of the world.
Best wishes
Bridget

silverpebble said...

Hello - I found you via celia at PPP. What a tasty detour - i love italian bread dipped in olive oil and balsamic - delicious - your snap has made my mouth water - and Carluccio's - what a treat!

Alex said...

Well done on scoring the end of a Parma ham!

Sam said...

The bread in Carluccio's looks amazing, I do love Italian bread.

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Their bread is good, isn't it? I particularly love their focaccia, and could happily eat any amount of the stuff!

Jeanne said...

Mmm, that foccaccia at Carluccios is sinfully good - almost cake-like!

Joanna said...

I love it too, but funnily enough Alfred said it was his least favourite - too much oil, he thought

katiez said...

That looks wonderful - a picnic, maybe... In the snow drops...