Pain de Mie

Do we all remember my Pain de Mie fail? Cute, right? Well this is what happens when you actually have a pain de mie pan:

Square bready goodness.

Following this recipe from King Arthur Flour (I know, you’re shocked), I let the bread rise to within about 1/2 inch of the top of the pan, then slid the lid on:

And it came out great! The Kiddo loves it (that’s huge) for cinnamon toast in the morning, and Sunbutter sandwiches for “wunch.”

I cut the loaf in two and froze half; the other half goes in our breadbox or the bread bag, where I slice as needed. Honestly, I’m not totally sold on a whole bread storage system. What do you do with homemade bread? Slice it all then freeze? Freeze a solid half loaf? Nom it all so fast there isn’t any to freeze? Or…?

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3 thoughts on “Pain de Mie

  1. This will be me very soon! Just got my shipment notification. I cut half of my bread, then wrap the other have in plastic and then tinfoil to freeze.

  2. oneparticularkitchen says:

    Ooh croutons! I usually make ours but from leftover no-knead bread… I bet they’re great from this!

    Branny I can’t wait to see yours!

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