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bread brioche from the Rhuys peninsula

Mid-mid-brioche bread, the gochtial is a specialty of the Rhuys peninsula.

Baked since the 19th century for the feast day (22 January) of St Vincent, patron saint of winemakers, gochtial is a dense sweet bulbous shaped bread. It’s made according to a secret recipe, especially in Saint-Armel (they say the secret is in the special flour) where they now make it every day in a wood burning oven.

Sometimes spelled gotchial, goatchial, gostial or cochetial.

Bread, pancakes, etc


Text © Dana Facaros

Image by kisaoma