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SUCCESS! (I think.)

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Stephanie Brim

SUCCESS! (I think.)

I decided that I wanted to do a sandwich bread today because we'll be eating a lot of them over the next few days. My boyfriend is off work for 4 days due to them slowing production and, while I'm sure I'll make us some slightly more involved lunch at least one of the days, we generally eat on the go when he's at home because we're busy cleaning house.

So I decided that this recipe would be the one to use. It's supposed to have good texture, it has very few ingredients, and the mixing method is what I've been using all along. Instead of the oil I used melted butter, and I used all milk.

Just out of the oven and looking quite tasty.

Now that's the crumb I've been looking for!

I'm so happy with this bread that it's going to be what I use, with a few modifications, for both everyday sandwich bread and hamburger buns.

Oh, and I know the photos are crappy. I'm still working with a cell phone camera instead of a real digital.

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Larry Clark

 The bread looks great and the pictures are actually pretty good too. The photo of the whole loaf is very good. Look at the close up of the crumb and you'll see everything behind the loaf is in focus. Lenses can only focus from a certain distance to infinity. You just need to back up a tad and you'll get good shots of your crumb.

 Larry

 

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Stephanie Brim

I know, but it's a cell phone camera.  My film SLR (and Graphic View II 4x5 monstrosity) are a little bit overkill for crumb shots. :)

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Larry Clark

 4X5, huh? Just think of the detail you could get in a crumb shot!

Larry

 

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Marni

Your loaf looks great.  I'm planning sandwiches already. Your pictures look fine too.  Especially knowing they're from a cell phone!

Marni 

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holds99

Your photos are fine.  I linked to the recipe you used and your loaf looks every bit as good as the photo in the recipe.  You did a very nice job.

Howard - St. Augustine, FL