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Bread for stuffing

Edith Pilaf's picture
Edith Pilaf

Bread for stuffing

My standard white bread for making one of my stuffings is no longer available (the bakery has closed).  I have also used Pepperidge Farm white bread, but that's not sold around here anymore either.  Does anyone have a white bread recipe, not too light or airy, or  dense or chewy, that would be a good substitute?  I'm might try Reinhart's Buttermilk White Bread from the BBA and his White Sandwich Bread from Crust & Crumb.  I haven't made a white sandwich loaf before.  Any other ideas?  I'm looking for a good flavorful "farmhouse" white loaf with good structure, but soft. Pepperidge Farm texture, but better flavor.

flournwater's picture
flournwater

I'd suggest a Challah bread.  The egg in the Challah formula will help it to stand up against the liquid typically used in stuffing preparations.


PR's The  Breadbakers Apprentice has a formula for a nice Challah or you might want to try one of these:


http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/4200/sourdough-challah-photos-recipe


http://www.cookingbread.com/classes/class_challah_bread.html

Edith Pilaf's picture
Edith Pilaf

I was making challah anyway this weekend (the recipe from Crust and Crumb), but thought it might be too rich for the stuffing, but I might as well give it a try.  I'll just make extra dough for the stuffing and bake it in a loaf pan.