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SallyBR1's picture

Sandwich bread (post #64983)

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this is what I've been looking for - will be making it today, will report back

http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/01/light-wheat-bread/#more-1702

Jo's picture

(post #64983, reply #1 of 97)

Sally, this is really pretty bread, and the process is beautifully photographed. I will try this next. Must be something in the (economic) air, but I started back up with breadmaking last week. Started with the basic sandwich recipe from Cook's Illustrated (1996) and it was dull as dirt. This week I tried Maggie Glezer's "Hi-Rise Corn Bread" from Artisan Baking and it is ABSOLUTELY wonderful (I didn't add the corn kernels but made up the moisture with a wee bit more water and oil)! Makes fabulous, crunchy toast and grilled cheese--not as healthy as yours, though! I have her book, which had been languishing on a shelf, and now I am reading it from front to back and plan to make the Sullivan Street Potato pizza today.

Gretchen's picture

(post #64983, reply #2 of 97)

this is basically the bread recipe I used to make long ago from a James Beard book, and the recipe I am using now from a bread machine cookbook. It makes a very nice bread. Use honey sometime in it.

Gretchen

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Jean's picture

(post #64983, reply #3 of 97)

I mixed it up in my bread machine and just put it in the oven. We'll see how DH likes it.


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SallyBR1's picture

(post #64983, reply #4 of 97)

Well, we just enjoyed our first slice!

Great bread, just exactly what I hoped it to be - next time I'll add honey, per Gretchen's suggestion

I was hoping to make this loaf to last the whole week - FAT CHANCE!

:-)

Maybe I should bake another tomorrow, slice it and freeze it right away

Gretchen's picture

(post #64983, reply #5 of 97)

I got a cheap bread machine on your recommendation and am really enjoying, let alone saving a LOT of money at the cost of a loaf of bread these days!!


I also like that I can slice it VERY very thin--or thick, as I desire.


Gretchen


Edited 1/24/2009 1:25 pm ET by Gretchen

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Jean's picture

(post #64983, reply #7 of 97)

Glad you're enjoying it. It's so nice to have the kneading plus that first rise done for you. I let this batch of dough just sit in the machine for another 10 minutes b/c I thought it needed to rise a little more. It did. The second rise after shaping I didn't even time. I just let it go until it was about an inch over the top of the bread pan. It's been in the oven for about 1/2 hour now and is looking good. Still pale though.


It reached temp at 45 minutes so I took it out. Next time I'll brush on a glaze before baking. It will be prettier. I'm anxious to cut into it to see what the crumb is like. Maybe I can get DH to take pictures for me.



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Edited 1/24/2009 2:06 pm ET by Jean

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Gretchen's picture

(post #64983, reply #8 of 97)

I use glass loaf pans so get good browning all the way around--which I can check on.  I routinely use more yeast than that recipe calls for--about a TBS for the 2 loaf size batch.

Gretchen

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Jean's picture

(post #64983, reply #9 of 97)

I followed the recipe this time. It's half the yeast that my Moomie's loaf calls for so I think it will have a tighter crumb.


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Jean's picture

(post #64983, reply #10 of 97)

Well it passed the hubby test.  He likes it better, both taste and texture, at least for toast. He gave me a bite and it is very good.




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Amy's picture

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knitpik's picture

(post #64983, reply #12 of 97)

Very nice loaf.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #64983, reply #15 of 97)

If "someone" had charged the battery of the camera, I would have been able to document my adventure. HOWEVER, "someone" seems to be very forgetful these days.....

:-)

edited to add - of course, "someone" left the charger locked in "someone's" office in the lab, so we might have to wait until tomorrow or maybe Monday to be able to work with the camera.... (le sigh)


Edited 1/24/2009 4:40 pm by SallyBR1

Jean's picture

(post #64983, reply #16 of 97)

'Someone' is racking up a rotten score with cameras lately!! :(


We'll settle for you description for now. How's it going?



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Edited 1/24/2009 5:35 pm ET by Jean

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SallyBR1's picture

(post #64983, reply #17 of 97)

Oh, I posted about it already - it's delicious! We had several slices already for a late lunch.

I am seriously considering making a second loaf tomorrow, and save it for the rest of the week, locked away in the freezer. It will be very hard to make it last more than a couple of days, it's too good!

Marcia's picture

(post #64983, reply #18 of 97)

That's food stylist worthy bread, Jean, but it's edible, too, which is a real point in its favor. LOL

Syrah's picture

(post #64983, reply #19 of 97)

Pretty! I might try this one next week.

I believe in champagne...

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained." -Marie Curie

Jean's picture

(post #64983, reply #20 of 97)

Thanks, we'll try it for sandwiches, untoasted, tomorrow.


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SallyBR1's picture

(post #64983, reply #21 of 97)

I am just about to start my second loaf - the first one is almost gone, I am shocked, appalled, and disheartened.

knitpik's picture

(post #64983, reply #13 of 97)

I personally don't think it needs extra yeast. I get a very tall
loaf already. It does need a little extra time for the first proofing
but not much.

Gretchen's picture

(post #64983, reply #14 of 97)

I was only commenting that the recipe I am using--and have used in the past used more yeast than this one for the same amounts of ingredients. I haven't made this one, but I'm sure it is fine and delicious.  ;o)


That amount of yeast is not even a packet of regular yeast (which is about what I use), although it might be the correct equivalent of instant.


Gretchen


Edited 1/24/2009 4:35 pm ET by Gretchen

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knitpik's picture

(post #64983, reply #6 of 97)

This is one of my favourite breads that I make on a regular basis.
Sometimes I reduce the bread flour and whole wheat and add a cup
of 7-grain cereal.

Edit: Just realised that I said 1 cup. Should be 1/2 cup of cereal per loaf.


Edited 2/4/2009 7:11 pm ET by knitpik

SallyBR1's picture

(post #64983, reply #22 of 97)

Question for those who freeze home made sandwich bread similar to this one

how do you do it?

I would like to let it cool completely, slice it all, and freeze slices in a way that I could remove 2 or 4 or 6 at a time to defrost. I hate the idea of wrapping each slice in plastic, as we are trying to keep the use of plastic wraps to a minimum.

I am afraid that if I freeze the whole loaf it will be difficult to separate the slices....

suggestion? advice?

Jean's picture

(post #64983, reply #23 of 97)

I haven't tried it, but I wonder if separating the slices with bakery tissue would work. ??


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SallyBR1's picture

(post #64983, reply #24 of 97)

what is bakery tissue? Parchment paper????

Jean's picture

(post #64983, reply #25 of 97)

No, much lighter than parchment. Here's one brand.



I have some, I'll experiment and let you know.



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SallyBR1's picture

(post #64983, reply #26 of 97)

THat sounds pretty good indeed - I would probably have to buy it over the net, but since I am set on baking this kind of sandwich bread regularly, it might be a good investment

let me know when you try it, ok?

Jean's picture

(post #64983, reply #27 of 97)

I'll bet  you could buy a box from a local bakery, or the bakery department in your supermarket. The small size wraps completely around a slice of bread.  I have a couple slices in the freezer now. I'll get back to you on how it worked.


For the sanitary handling of baked goods and pastries.



Interfolded Dry Waxed Paper

1000 sheet per box

Two sizes:

SMALL - 6" x 10 3/4"   $5.99
LARGE - 8" X 10 3/4"   $7.99

 


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SallyBR1's picture

(post #64983, reply #28 of 97)

Jean... has anyone answered your tagline question yet?

I am tempted, but could get in trouble

:-)

Jean's picture

(post #64983, reply #29 of 97)

I'll just bet you could!  Get back in your corner. :)


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SallyBR1's picture

(post #64983, reply #30 of 97)

I have not SAID anything, so I think sending me to the corner like that is extremely unkind of you.....

I think my feelings got a little hurt even....