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BlackCoffeeKid
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re: Need a how to make a loaf of bread recipe
Niiiiice.

For those that use Reddit: I noticed that Ken Forkish is doing an AMA on r/breadit.


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hungryone
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re: Need a how to make a loaf of bread recipe
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It's handy to know you can mix up a big batch of dough when you are in the mood, let it rise, then put it in the fridge until you fell like baking it.

Those big batches are no harder to prep than small ones, so it’s nice to be able to scale up to produce loaves to share without much extra effort. A 12-18 qt round cambro (or bus tub aka dishpan) is convenient to mix 6-8 loaf batches. You can make bread for everyone on your block.


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Paige
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re: Need a how to make a loaf of bread recipe
I was going to start a thread asking what kind of bread I’m looking for. This recipe might be it

Two restaurants call it Texas toast. It’s sweeter than regular white bread. And it’s a little bigger and more rectangular than sandwich bread

Does that sound right?


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re: Need a how to make a loaf of bread recipe
Texas toast is just a white sandwich bread, usually enriched with milk and eggs, that is baked in a large loaf pan called a Pullman pan. Hence the larger than usual slices. A Pullman pan has a sliding lid; when you bake a loaf in the pan with lid, it will rise up and hit the lid, making for a very straight sided (not mushroom topped or round topped) loaf with a fine, close textured (not open or hokey) crumb.

The French call this style of bread pain de mie. Here’s a recipe: LINK. Note that the lidded pan is an important component to achieve the texture.


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Is it sweet?

I don’t think my post was very clear. I’ve had sandwiches from 2 different restaurants made with this sweet bread. They both say it’s served on Texas toast. But it’s nothing like wonder Texas toast in the grocery


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re: Need a how to make a loaf of bread recipe
It is likely a Sysco product, then.


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8thyearsenior
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re: Need a how to make a loaf of bread recipe
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make a loaf of white sandwich bread, start here: LINK


Made this today then made a Mississippi roast and had sandwiches, pretty badass.


ruger35
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re: Need a how to make a loaf of bread recipe
Anyone have a go to brioche recipe? Just ordered a loaf pan the other day from Williams Sonoma, any other recommendations for a second pan?


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I've really been wanting to try to make some bread. I'm a pretty solid cook but baking has always been a weak point. although I've mastered some simple batter based desserts like brownies and cookies lately.


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hungryone
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re: Need a how to make a loaf of bread recipe
Brioche recipe: LINK
Brioche is best made with a stand mixer. It is very very difficult (virtually impossible) to make entirely by hand, as the heat of your hands will melt the butter during kneading.

Brioche makes excellent burger buns. So make half as a loaf and the other half as buns or dinner rolls.


ruger35
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re: Need a how to make a loaf of bread recipe
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Brioche recipe: LINK
Brioche is best made with a stand mixer. It is very very difficult (virtually impossible) to make entirely by hand, as the heat of your hands will melt the butter during kneading.

Brioche makes excellent burger buns. So make half as a loaf and the other half as buns or dinner rolls.



Thank you. I've been using brioche for grilled cheese and Buffalo chicken sandwiches lately and the whole family has gotten hooked on it. Can't always find it in the store though.


hungryone
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re: Need a how to make a loaf of bread recipe
It’s usually hella expensive in stores, too. Way cheaper to make it yourself.


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re: Need a how to make a loaf of bread recipe
I have a cast iron Dutch oven but the top has a plastic handle. Think I could leave the top off and cover it with foil instead, using gloves obviously?

I’m a little nervous about heating my enamel cast iron empty.


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What brand of enameled cast iron? I have Le Creuset plastic knobs that are still fine after many, many trips thru a 450 degree oven.

Rather than cover the pot with foil, just unscrew the knob and plug the hole with a stout twist of foil. Simply covering the pot with foil will not provide sufficient radiant heat on the top of the loaf for an optimum rise, and it will be difficult to seal the pot as tightly as required to trap steam.


BlackCoffeeKid
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I’m a little nervous about heating my enamel cast iron empty.

I put water in mine when warming it up.
Just dump it before adding the bread.

Plus you get added steam this way.


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What brand of enameled cast iron?


Emeril

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Rather than cover the pot with foil, just unscrew the knob and plug the hole with a stout twist of foil. Simply covering the pot with foil will not provide sufficient radiant heat on the top of the loaf for an optimum rise, and it will be difficult to seal the pot as tightly as required to trap steam.


I’ll do this or fill it with water


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