As you can see in this and our previous European Markets post, the variety of products that can be found at markets is limitless. Whether you're looking for pickles, honey, ferrets, second hand clothing, olive oil or durian, there's a market somewhere ready to cater to your needs.
When in a new city, town or village head over to the market and talk to local vendors, see, smell and taste your way to a better understanding of that specific part of the world and support the local economy while you do it.
|Hens at the Arras Market|
|Home Made Jams in Arras|
|Colourful Eggs in Ghent|
|Antique Tins in Amsterdam|
|Foie Gras at the Great Market Hall, Budapest|
|Ferrets at the Small Animal Market, Ghent|
|Coeur de Boeuf Tomatoes in Lille|
|Durian at Marché d'Aligre, Paris|
|Smoked Garlic, Arras|
|Fresh Strawberries at Westermarkt, Amsterdam|
- 2 1/2 cups Flour
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 1 Egg
- 1/3 cup Olive oil
- 1/3 cup Honey
- Pinch Salt
- 2 tsp Yeast
- Warm up milk in small sauce pan, add pinch of sugar and sprinkle yeast. Wait until yeast foams up a bit.
- Measure flour, add salt to measuring cup and blend a bit with a spoon.
- In bowl, beat eggs, add sugar olive oil and honey. Add yeast/milk mixture.
- Add flour to the wet ingredients, mixing with a wooden spoon. Empty onto floured surface and knead for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Let rest.
- Punch down and place into oiled loaf pan or shaped into round and place on oiled cookie sheet.
- Let rise, place in 375F oven for 45 min to 1 hr.