Pão Francês

Pão francês, pão de sal and pão careca are three types of bread rolls baked in Brazil; they are popular at mealtimes, especially breakfast, and are great for snacks. The habit of consuming small bread rolls seems to be relatively recent. Pão francês was introduced into Brazil in the early twentieth century when the French culture of the ""Belle Epoque"" was adopted not only in food but also in fashion, the arts and social matters. At that time, bakeries (which still produced dark breads) began to imitate these new elongated rolls with a very white crumb and a crispy golden crust.