HOW DID I PRODUCE the perfectly rectangular loaf of Pain de Mie (French sandwich bread) you see pictured above? By baking it in a Pullman pan. A Pullman pan is a bread pan with straight sides and a lid that slides over the top. The lid keeps the bread from forming an arch as it bakes. This flat-topped, straight sided loaf is a pleasure to slice. And its entire crust can be removed with just 4 flicks of a knife. Frankly, I’m enjoying my 13x4x4 Pullman so much that I bought a second one to give away. Who’d like to win it in a random drawing?
You don’t need a special pan to make sandwich bread. As you might recall, last month I produced a fairly straight-sided loaf (pictured above) by simply placing a weighted casserole dish over a regular 8-cup bread pan. But if you want a classic, long and rectangular loaf, a Pullman pan is definitely the way to go.
The pan I’m giving away holds 12 cups of dough. Thus I’ve added to my old recipe for Pain de Mie another, larger version which will accommodate a 13x4x4 Pullman pan.
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Enter soon! This drawing expires on Friday, February 3, at 11:59 PM. As always, I’ll use Random.org to select the winner. The winner will be notified by email.
Oh. If you missed the giveaway, you can always order your own Pullman pan. The 13x4x4 version is available at a very good price from Amazon. USA Pans 13 x 4 x 4 Inch Pullman, Aluminized Steel with Americoat
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