La Brea Bakery Flat Bread, Pain Rustique
Pain Rustique Flat Bread: Unlike most of our other breads, Pain Rustique is unshaped and free-formed. This flat bread is our own special version of the classic Italian ciabatta. It has a thin golden crust and a soft, whole-filled interior. A touch of olive oil gives this bread a slightly sweet flavor. It's perfect for mopping up sauces or slicing lengthwise for sandwiches. In 1988, our founder Nancy Silverton combined flour and water with organic grapes. These ancient ingredients and their wild yeasts were the beginning of our signature sourdough starter. From it we created our whole wheat and rye starters. These three starters are the foundation of virtually all of the breads we make. Although the elements are basic, producing our bread is not simple. As they are alive, our breads require a daily response to environmental changes and constant fine tuning of our bread making techniques. When you try our breads you will taste the quality and flavors that only this kind of passionate attention to detail can assure.