Saturday, March 03, 2012

White bread 101 with grilled cheese

Another loaf of white bread. Not only is it pretty, it was put to use making a mean grilled cheese sandwich.




King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion
is a fun book to peruse. Not only are there good recipes, there are tips and explanations throughout the book. For instance, what happens if you don’t use sugar and/or salt or if you add too much of either. Understanding the chemistry and the process of yeast and flour, the effects rainy weather has on the rising process.



In short, all stuff I never thought about before. The first recipe I started with was White Bread 101 as this is the foundation for many other breads in this book. Recipe may be found HERE

It made a great standup bread for grilled cheese.........




I’m thinking the recipes without potato flakes are better for our taste in white bread. It’s so moist and tastes great…but I am still on the hunt for the perfect white bread which will hold up to peanut butter. Now, don’t quit reading and don’t write this one off as a bad recipe. It’s good. I just need more firm bread for smearing that peanut butter.



Back to this book for more inspiration. It’s loaded with good recipes and information. Another book to go on my Amazon Wishlist.

Sending this to Heather for the BYOB (Bake Your Own Bread).

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Happy Baking!

11 comments:

Rita said...

That bread looks like a winner. I have never seen King Arthur Flour in my area; not sure if they sell it is Canada even.
Rita

Heather @girlichef.com said...

This looks like a good one...and I am a sucker for a grilled cheese sammich anytime! I tried a Basic White Bread recipe (but haven't had a chance to blog about it yet) that held up very well to pb. And my oldest son requested that I just make it every week from now on. I saw it at Natashya's place last month (it's under Basic White Bread in February's BYOB roundup!) . =)

drick perry said...

that is a beaut... now I am gonna have to get that book, sounds like it will do wonders in helping me to bake... Hope y'all are having a good weekend...

Le laquet said...

So the ultimate sandwich contains PB in the C household? *wanders off to ponder the Laqyet household ultimate sarnie ingredients*

~~louise~~ said...

For a person who doesn't bake, especially bread, I still can relate with wanting the perfect bread for "buttering." But, then there's the thought of egg salad. I'm quite particular about which bread fulfills my need for an egg salad sandwich and when I look at yours (I actually think I can smell it too) I think to myself, That it! The perfect egg salad sandwich bread.

Thanks for sharing, Tina...

P.S. I'm contemplating a quick round-up post to celebrate the Oreo Cookies 100th birthday on Tuesday. Do you have anything to share???

Pierce said...

Thanks all!
Rita, I have only recently started using King Arthur and find it to be a finer and good quality flour.

Heather, thank you so much. I had trouble linking up. operator error I'm sure.

Drick - It's a good book. Hope you avoided storm damage. It was rough on Saturday!

Jo, not necessarily! But we do like our peanut butter and only certain breads hold up :-)

Louise, I would share my oreos :-) Thank you for asking me but nothing to share just now. I am dealing with a broken fridge and so baking an oreo cheesecake is outta the question right now.

Jenn Erickson said...

Mmmm...grilled cheese with homemade bread? Sensational!

Erica said...

What a beautiful bread! I would love to make my own bread!

Rhonda said...

I just did a King Arthur order...trying ot do more homemade bread baking. White bread still makes the best grilled cheese and PB&J. I noted in your first photo that you use Cafe Bustello, that's the only instant espresso my hubby likes ;)

Joanne said...

I fully approve of your search for the perfect peanut butter bread. But this does look pretty awesome with grilled cheese.

Katerina said...

Although we do not have King Arthur Flour in Greece, I totally adore their site and recipes. I have made quite a few and they are winners! Just like this one Tina. Great looking loaf!

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