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Pain de Mie (Pullman Bread)

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“I like this bread because it is flat on six sides. This a French recipe, however, it was served extensively on Pullman railroad cars, hence the name Pullman Bread”
4hrs 5mins
1 loaf

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine milk, yeast and 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour.
  2. Beat and let proof 1 hour.
  3. De gas and add oil, salt, sugar, 2 cups white flour.
  4. Work in bowl until dough forms a ball.
  5. Knead adding white flour as necessary until dough is smooth and a bit moist.
  6. Let dough rise in oiled bowl 1-1 1/2 hours .
  7. De gas.
  8. Let rest 10 min.
  9. Shape dough to fit a Pain de Mie pan with lid, or use a large bread pan.
  10. Cover and let rise to 1/2 inch from top of pan, approx 30-45 min.
  11. Cover with lid, or cover a bread pan with waxed paper and put a weighted cookie sheet on the pan.
  12. Let stand 10 min.
  13. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  14. Pain de Mie lid must be on the pan when in the oven, but remove cookie sheet from other bread pan.
  15. Bake 25 min.
  16. Remove Pain de Mie lid and let bake 10 more min.
  17. Put pan on wire rack to cool for 10 min.
  18. Turn bread out.
  19. Let cool to room temperature.
  20. The loaf in the Pain de Mie pan should be flat on six sides.
  21. Perfect for sandwiches.

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