Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Pain de Mie

What is pain de mie. This is the perfect bread for buttered toasts and sandwiches. When you see what the industrial food companies use to make Pain de mie you want to stay out of them.

So in my daily quest for a better world, greener, natural and organic I decided to make my own Pain de mie.

It was not that complicated. The texture was very soft and velvety. The smell in my kitchen was umbelievable for hours it was like to enter in a French Bakery.

Every morning I anticipate my breakfast served with Organic Columbian coffee from Trader Joes, Organic butter, my homemade Peache jam spread on a delicious natural Pain de mie.
Here is the recipe!

1 2/3 cups Organic whole
6 tablespoons organic butter ( at room temperature)
2 teaspoons
salt (sea salt if available)
1 tablespoon
2 teaspoons instant yeast
4 3/4 cups Organic
unbleached white flour

I used rectangle bread/cake pan and for the lid I used Cookie sheet
Combine milk, yeast and 1 1/2 cups flour.
Beat and let proof 1 hour.
De gas and add butter, salt, sugar, 2 cups flour.
Work in bowl until dough forms a ball.
Knead adding white flour as necessary until dough is smooth and a bit moist.
Let dough rise in buttered bowl 1-1 1/2 hours .
De gas.
Let rest 10 min.
Shape dough to fit a Pain de Mie pan with lid, or use a large bread pan.
Cover and let rise to 1/2 inch from top of pan, approx 30-45 min.
Cover with lid, or cover a bread pan with waxed paper and put a weighted cookie sheet on the pan.
Let stand 10 min.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What tempature and time to bake