Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pullman Pan White Bread First Loaf!!!

Pullman White Loaf

This was my very first loaf of bread with my new Pullman Pan. Looks pretty good to me. My pan is 9x4x3 approximately.


This bread is excellent for grilled cheeses, texas toast, french toast!!!

The recipe for this loaf:

Pullman Loaf White Enriched Bread 9x4x3 Pain de Mie

2 ¾ cups flour

2 ¾ table dry milk

2 tea dry instant yeast

4 ¼ table butter softened

1 cup water 70-90 degrees

1 ½ table honey

1 ½ tea sea salt

Grease pan top only. Grease pan and flour.

Kitchen Aid mixer bowl whisk flour, dry milk and yeast. Add butter and mix with the dough hook on low #2 and add water, honey and salt.

When flour is moistened, raise speed to med #4 for 7 minutes. The dough will be shiny, slightly sticky or add more water or flour. Dough should be off the sides of the bowl.

Flour table and shape dough into football and flour top and cover with plastic wrap. Rest for 15 min. Remove plastic and roll out rectangle 8 x 10 and fold into business-letter turn, then press out into 4x 8 and shape into loaf.

Put loaf in pan and slide cover to within a couple of inches of being closed so you can watch the dough rise to ½ inch from the top. About 1 hour if you put the loaf pan in a plastic box with lid on.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. No stone. Bake on rack.

Bake 30 minutes with cover on tight.

Take the cover off and bake 30 minutes more until browned.

Remove bread from pan and rest on drying rack for 1 hour before slicing. Butter the loaf for softer crust.