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Old 04-30-2020, 06:25 PM   #1
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White, wheat, or rye?

Andy's Favorite Meats Question got me to thinking about bread. After all, you need bread if you make a sandwich from leftover meat. Most cafes/restaurants will ask which bread you want when you order breakfast or a sandwich. So I'm asking you. Any kind of bread, even bagels or English muffins or pita/naan. If your bread box was limited to only one bread, could you pick? And which kind?

I'd go with the country white bread I make. It calls for milk and an egg, so it's rich and has a nice crumb. While the recipe uses all bread flour, I'll sub up to 1/2 white whole wheat flour (and add a bit of gluten to keep its shape). I'd miss rye bread and cinnamon-raisin, but I could always sprinkle a little cinnamon sugar and add a few raisins to a slice of toasted white bread. Duplicating rye would be a bit tougher...

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Old 04-30-2020, 06:51 PM   #2
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If I could only have one, it would be one of two possibilities: 100% whole rye crisp bread, like Rye Crisp. The other option would be a whole grain, multi-grain bread. That one would probably have to come from a health food store, because I don't want it "fluffy" and I don't want any white flour in it, even if that white flour is unbleached.

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Old 04-30-2020, 09:04 PM   #3
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Rye breads, for sure, and I have made countless types of rye bread, through the years. Sourdough rye, or versions with long preferments, which makes them similar to sourdough, are my favorites. Potato ryes are also delicious, and I often add a small amount of nigella (a.k.a. Russian caraway), in addition to the large amount of caraway I like in rye breads.
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Old 04-30-2020, 09:23 PM   #4
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White, wheat, or rye?

We have Italian scali bread more than any other. It has a good texture and a sesame flavor I really like.

That said, we also like whole wheat, pumpernickel, onion rolls.
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