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Offline Abby

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Good bread for stuffed French toast?
« on: May 06, 2010, 06:39:50 PM »
I saw this incredibly decadent recipe for French toast a couple of days ago:
http://thepioneerwoman.com/tasty-kitchen-blog/2010/05/a-tasty-recipe-stuffed-french-toast/

I've loved French toast made with Artos and similar breads from the BBA Challenge, but they seem too complex for this recipe. And the recipe itself calls for French or Italian bread, but given how they want you to use it, I'm guessing they're picturing the white-bread-like, so-called French bread from the grocery store, rather than real, full of holes, French or Italian bread.

Anyone have a good simple bread that would make a good French toast for this recipe?

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Re: Good bread for stuffed French toast?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2010, 08:55:06 AM »
I might suggest you use that corn bread recipe.  Large, nice structure, beautiful, but certainly not going to overpower this recipe with flavor...

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Re: Good bread for stuffed French toast?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 10:14:27 AM »
...and now that Anne Marie and Paul have pointed out that the amount of corn in the corn bread was published in error, I better rescind this back-handed recommendation for using corn bread - unless you want to use the 'old' recipe...  :P

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Re: Good bread for stuffed French toast?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010, 10:57:33 AM »
It looks a bit like a light brioche type bread. Nils has a good easy recipe for one on his blog here

 Not too rich, so you can fill it with what you like without too many loaded cholesterol fears....if you have such things of course. Here are a couple of loaves I made from this:

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  Is that the sort of thing you have in mind? 

Or do you want a pain de mie type bread? 

Formula something like this?

For the Sponge:
1 sachet fast acting yeast - I used 15 grams fresh yeast
250ml warm full fat milk - I used semi skimmed
250g plain white flour

For the Dough:
325g strong white flour (bread making flour) + extra for dusting
10g fine salt
1 1/2 tablespoons caster sugar (in America, superfine sugar) ( 15-20 grams, by weight)
100ml cold milk
40g unsalted butter, softened
plus sponge as above


« Last Edit: May 10, 2010, 03:15:04 PM by Zeb »
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Re: Good bread for stuffed French toast?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2010, 12:08:49 PM »
Those brioche loaves are beautiful! Thanks for the idea, Joanna . . . I'll bet that one would be perfect.

Or . . . pain de mie is my next bread for the BBA Challenge, so I suppose I could just go with that one.

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Re: Good bread for stuffed French toast?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2010, 03:34:06 PM »
Good Lord, Zeb, did you have to publish those pictures so late in the day?  I am now so hungry I want to chew through the screen.  That is some beautiful bread, and I look forward to trying it.  Awesome photos.

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