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Old 05-25-2012, 06:54 PM   #11
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I like to use Texas Toast bread, but I doubt if that particular type of bread is available in Europe. It's a standard pullman loaf, but the slices are twice as thick.
Pullman loaf? Texas Toast bread? I don't think I've seen either in Canada. Or, at least not labeled as such. What exactly is this type of bread?
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Pullman loaf? Texas Toast bread? I don't think I've seen either in Canada. Or, at least not labeled as such. What exactly is this type of bread?
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Pullmans can be made of any bread. It takes it's name from the pans they are baked in.

Most often made from white bread for the store bought. I think King Arthur may have pullman pans.
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Pullman loaf? Texas Toast bread? I don't think I've seen either in Canada. Or, at least not labeled as such. What exactly is this type of bread?
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I favor unsliced loaves for French toast. I cut the bread a little less than twice as thick as a normal bread slice, then cut a slit pocket in it and stuff it with yummies before dipping it in the appropriately seasoned egg wash: cinnamon raisin bread stuffed with stewed dried apples; peanut butter and bananas in chocolate bread; apricots and feta in sour dough. I guess I approach it like a breakfast Monte Cristo. I favor textury bread, but will not deny the joys of white bread and lots of butter for frying.

Thinking about a romantic or special brunch French toast at this season, I might try brioche, stuffed with marzipan and apricots. The egg wash should simply be eggy - maybe add an extra yolk to it. Serve it with a blackberry sauce as the syrup; raspberry would be prettier, but too sweet I think. YMMV.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:22 PM   #15
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Pullman loaf? Texas Toast bread? I don't think I've seen either in Canada. Or, at least not labeled as such. What exactly is this type of bread?
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Texas Toast is usually white bread that is the thickness of two slices. It is usually toasted on a grill or in a pan as it doesn't fit into the slots of a standard toaster. If used for French toast, it takes twice as long to cook as it soaks up a lot of the eggs. If you do a quick dip into the eggs, all you have is a thick slice of bread with egg on the outside. You have to allow some of the egg to be absorbed into the bread to have any flavor.
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The picture tells me it is baked so that the pieces can be pulled apart, but doesn't tell me what kind of bread it is--it looks like whole wheat?
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The picture tells me it is baked so that the pieces can be pulled apart, but doesn't tell me what kind of bread it is--it looks like whole wheat?
Texas toast is thick. Two slices thick. And it is white bread. Pullman bread is a shape of bread. Made in a square long pan with a top on it to keep it from rising when baking. It is often used in restaurants for sandwich making. Texas Toast is a Southern thing that has spread north. It is just white bread sliced thick. Whereas you would buy Wonder Bread, Texas Toast is the same thing only thicker and already sliced like Wonder Bread is. The name "Texas Toast" is a misnomer. It doesn't come toasted. And it doesn't fit into a standard toaster. You have to toast it on a griddle or in a frying pan, minus any fat. When used for sandwich making, there is often more bread than filling with Texas Toast. Best used for breakfast as toast. Definitely not a food for dieters.
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I use organic whole grain bread that I buy at the health food store. We almost always have it with butter and maple syrup, just like pancakes.
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:16 AM   #20
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Texas toast is thick. Two slices thick. And it is white bread. Pullman bread is a shape of bread. Made in a square long pan with a top on it to keep it from rising when baking. It is often used in restaurants for sandwich making. Texas Toast is a Southern thing that has spread north. It is just white bread sliced thick. Whereas you would buy Wonder Bread, Texas Toast is the same thing only thicker and already sliced like Wonder Bread is. The name "Texas Toast" is a misnomer. It doesn't come toasted. And it doesn't fit into a standard toaster. You have to toast it on a griddle or in a frying pan, minus any fat. When used for sandwich making, there is often more bread than filling with Texas Toast. Best used for breakfast as toast. Definitely not a food for dieters.
I wouldn't like it--thick slices of Wonder Bread would turn me off--if it has the texture and taste of Wonder Bread, not my cup of tea.
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