Recipe – Dan Lepard’s Campaillou

Following an encounter with a quite delicious take on a New York Reuben, I decided I needed to find a recipe for the bread on which it was made: Campaillou. This proved far trickier than I had anticipated.  I consider my google-fu to be at least intermediate. But even Google is no match for secretive French bakers.  Oh no. Turns out you have to be in their club in order to get flour from the millers, Ronde des Pains, and the recipe for the blend of grains. Spoil sports.

But, fortunately for us all, baking superhero Dan Lepard has given us his interpretation of the elusive loaf on his forums (third post down). His book “The Handmade Loaf” has already transformed my bread, and I only got it this Christmas.  Pop over there and check it out; as he says it’s not technically a Campaillou, but it’s pretty close.

I’ve not tried it yet, and I don’t have a suitable machine, but I’m stowing it for future use.

Have you made anything similar?  OR had a hard time hunting down a recipe?


2 thoughts on “Recipe – Dan Lepard’s Campaillou

  1. Unfortunately the link to Dan’s forum is broken … Do you have a record of the recipe and directions that you could share with us?

    • I thought I had it saved somewhere, but I can’t find it! Bad news for us both, I fear. It might be worth asking Dan on twitter, he may have migrated his forums elsewhere, and I’ve found him to be very helpful in the past.

      Sorry not to be more help!

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