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Looking for Monk's Bread recipe

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Galley Wench

Looking for Monk's Bread recipe

As a child I enjoyed a store bought bread (believe it or not) called Monk's Bread, a white bread that was/is baked by monk's.   I'm wondering if anyone has ever come across the recipe.   I've searched the internet, but haven't come up with anything yet!

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yozzause

Hi Galley Wench

have a look at www.newnorciabaker.com.au it is a monastry in western australia that still has a few monks left they have entered into an arrangement for commercial production of bread and also one for there ale. a little info on the breads they now offer. interestingly they are leading a charge against false advertising of breads as sourdough when they are commercially yeasted.

probably a bit far to come for a loaf of bread but you would be made most welcome im sure

regards Yozza

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Galley Wench

Any excuse to travel!!!!  :=)

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vlubarsky

You can try this website in NY that sells Monks Bread.

http://www.geneseeabbey.org/bread-store.html

Hope I am posting this correctly.

Vicki

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Galley Wench

Thnks Vicki . . . I've found several places on the internet to buy, however when we're in Mexico I want to be able to make it.   Absolutely detest BIMBO bread!

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PaddyL

We used to buy that years ago too (in Montreal) but can't find it anywhere now.  The closest I've come to it is Pain de mie.  The first time I made and tasted Pain de mie, I thought 'monks bread!'  And if you make it, and manage to have it sliced at a deli, as I do, it's almost identical.  By the way, I don't think it was made by monks.

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Galley Wench

Thanks so much for the information . . . went to the KA site and certainly looks right.   Just ordered the pan, can't wait to give it a try!