The Fresh Loaf

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Hi new from Georgia

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carmansharp's picture
carmansharp

Hi new from Georgia

I just found this. I am new to a forum. Just recently started baking homemade bread. Hope I am doing this right.

Quick question I make sandwich loaves that taste pretty good, but the crust is always pretty hard very unlike the store bought breads. Is there anyway to fix this. I cook 2 loaves at a time at 375 for about 20 minutes.

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DebraEmanon

I usually apply a light coating of olive oil to my bread before baking-keeps the crust a little softer.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

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jcking

Welcome and good to see you here. Where about's in GA are you? There are at least a dozen Gerogians here so y'all fit rite in :-) (don't tell anyone, I'm a Yankee transplant) Have you been to the DeKalb Market? The Oil is a good tip, any butter in the loaf?

Jim

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carmansharp

I was born and raised in West Virginia, live close to Augusta now though. Will try the oil next time.

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dabrownman

When I want a soft crust, almost never, I put milk on it with a soft brush right after it comes out of the oven.  Seems to work.

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carmansharp

Is it possible to have store bought sandwich bread type crust, or is it in the recipe I wonder. Even if not it is healthier than store bought about the same price if not cheaper, and pretty good bread. Going to go out on a limb and try some sour dough next week