Last updated on February 26th, 2023
Pain de Mie (French sandwich bread) is the aristocrat of breads. I love it for tea sandwiches, French toast, Melba toast, croutons, chic cocktail canapes, and more. I first wrote about this lovely loaf back in 2012. And yesterday, I got up at 4AM and filmed the fun recipe for you:
Click the “play” arrow to watch. And say “goodbye” to the sink, oven, and cabinets in the background. The kitchen make-over begins this Monday! (Oy — after watching this video, I can’t help thinking that I need a make-over, too.)
Note: A pain de mie pan is an old-fashioned (i.e., early 18th-century) bread pan outfitted with a lid. The “Pullman” name refers to the luxurious railroad dining car made by the Pullman Palace Car Company. Rectangular loaves baked in the covered pan were easier to stack in a railroad kitchen, so that is what Pullman used.
I use my trusty 13x4x4 pullman pan for Pain de Mie. The pan is available from Amazon for about $25.00. Click here for details.
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And here’s the printable recipe, as best as I could write it: