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Old 12-15-2009, 12:43 PM   #1
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Bread consistency Question

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Was wondering if someone could remind/ explain the effect on consistency of using eggs versus milk etc... in yeast breads . I remember reading it a long time a go and can't find where. Thank You

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Old 12-15-2009, 01:25 PM   #2
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The use of eggs gives you a yellow color and (if you also use milk) you've created a cake. Just using eggs (and water but no milk) gives a rich flavor. There are egg breads and sweet egg breads such as babka or challah.

Just using milk gives a more tender texture (tender crumb, as they say), like that of store purchased white bread.
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Old 12-15-2009, 04:05 PM   #3
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Basic bread is flour, water, salt and yeast. Everything else makes it softer, changes the flavor slightly and/or extends it's shelf life.

Adding egg will give a rich flavor and the crust will brown somewhat better. Though I wouldn't add egg to a dough that does not already have sugar or shortening or both
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Thank you for the help.
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