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Why can you eat en entire loaf when it is just out of the oven and still warm?

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vavo

Why can you eat en entire loaf when it is just out of the oven and still warm?

Hi all!

I had an interesting conversation with a friend to other day: He wanted to know why you can eat so much more bread if it is still warm and just out of the oven compared to a cooled loaf. I certainly can relate to this experience. So I have two questions for discussion:

  1. Do you share this experience or do you think you can always eat the same amount?
  2. If you do agree, what do you think are the reasons?

Looking forward to serious and not so serious answers!

(just writing this I can smell fresh bread and taste it....)

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mrfrost

Primarily...hunger!

I try not to ever bake bread with an empty stomach(without having other things also readily available to eat).

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Bread Breaddington

Because a fresh loaf (ha) is ****ing good, what more to say?

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MangoChutney

Bread fresh out of the oven is tender, fragrant, moist, and totally delicious.  Particularly slathered with butter.  I don't think my husband and I could eat the entire loaf, because it wouldn't fit into our stomachs, but I did have to increase loaf size because we were eating nearly one-half of the loaf on the first of what was supposed to be four or five days of eating it.

I'll bet it is the fragrance driving the gluttony and the moist tenderness facilitating the gorging.

 

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gmagmabaking2

isn't bread calorie free as long as it is totally consumed before it cools???? No.  hmmm... I eat more warm bread! That is true whether at home or dining out.

Sad, but true... unless my above statement IS true!

Diane

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kkinderen

I'm glad to see others enjoy bread right out of the oven. All the instructions I've received (books) say the bread must cool so that it finishes cooking. I say... let it cook in my stomach. Bread right out of the oven slathered in butter as Mango suggests brings a tear to my eyes. I could never admit that until this thread. And now to find out it is zero calories! OMG.

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vavo

Hehe, many good reasons to eat bread while it is still warm! Yes, I admit I do that sometimes against all professional advise. But as all bakers say: Change formulas as you like if the bread benefits. Well, I sometimes change the rules so that I benefit. 

And this is what just came out of my oven:

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gmagmabaking2

What an amazing loaf of bread... what great, wonderful, big holes!!! Yep, warm bread eating would be happening IN YOUR KITCHEN, who has time to get to the table! Lovely.

Merry Christmas Baking,

Diane

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vavo

Thanks! And happy holidays (and baking) to you!

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Mini Oven

lack of self control, salivary glad mouth wetting, addictive behavior,  and hunger.   The brain is not stupid, it recognises an easy energy food source and regardless of consequences steers our underlining foraging selves in that direction.

Also the warm matrix gel is soft, crust is crisp and even a flavorless brick can taste good.  Real qualitative taste testing comes when the crumb is cool. 

A friend had told me about the time he had baked bread because he had only enough cash to buy flour until payday to feed his family.  He didn't know about yeast at the time but said, "my bread was only chewable when warm."    His memories of "hard times"  kept him from baking bread again.  

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vavo

Also the warm matrix gel is soft, crust is crisp and even a flavorless brick can taste good.  Real qualitative taste testing comes when the crumb is cool. 

Sound like you can physically fit more in your stomach when the bread is still warm - I guess that would explain it. Well, and the lack of self control and addictive behaviour does the rest.

It sounds like your friend had a really hard time. I hope things changed for him and he gets to enjoy some good bread now as well!

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EvaB

since I really only like hte heel of the bread soaked in butter right out of the oven, so after denuding the loaf of its ends I quit, now my former sister in law could sit and eat a loaf of bread, wheather it was hot or cold. I kid you not I watched her on more than one occasion eat a whole loaf of bread, tearing off chunks and eating it. For her bread was like chocolate, for me its only good if the ends are crispy and soaked in butter! I don't mind bread at times, but its not really that adictive for me.

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linder

EvaB,

I'm with you. I can't eat a whole loaf, but my husband and I can polish off half a loaf when it's a new bread I haven't made before and we want to 'taste test' it.  Other than that, I can usually pass it by, since it all goes to my hips and I get to wear it for a long time!

Linda

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EvaB

my bread intake, because of diabetes now, but I was never a big bread fan, liked mine crispy, unfortunately that allows French toast and toast to be some of the foods I like, so rarely ever have loaves of bread in the house. But I want to try making my own bread and having the option of bread once in awhile and enjoy my hot right out of the oven bread.

My weight goes to my stomach area, the bad area, forget hips and thighs, I don't have those, which annoys friends and aquaintances who do! But that stomach fat!!!!!

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ars pistorica

always eat one loaf straight from the oven; this must be why I make my waste factor so high!