Historical baker gives a taste of the past

Camille Lelièvre and her mother in period costume with a selection of historical goodies

If you have ever wondered how French cakes and pastries have evolved through the centuries, here is how you can find out – and treat yourself to an old-style delicacy.

‘La Fleur des Délices’ historical bakery was set up in 2009 by Camille Lelièvre, a young baker passionate about history.

Based in Caen, Normandy, and working mainly at festivals, Camille uses recipes, methods and ingredients from the 14th to 19th centuries.

She said: “To knead my ...

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