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Yeast/quick bread dupe/Schlotskys

H.B.4's picture

Yeast/quick bread dupe/Schlotskys

Hi! I live in San Antonio, Texas and the best sandwich I have EVER had was from a hole-in-the-wall called the "Sandwich Garden". Wonderful sandwiches, on the BEST bread. Sadly, they have closed and my efforts to track down the owner (and Beg/Buy/Sell my first born) to get his recipe have been fruitless. 

The bread was unique. The closest resemblance is Schlotzky's (also home grown in TX, from same era, so suspect a relation). Schlotzky;s is a Texas based chain; they use a propriety mix to make their bread, but internet searches have turned up variations of a copy cat recipe, which I have made:

 ...but it;s not quite right. I have tried multiple versions of the copy cat, and while they are good, I find them bland, and not quite a dupe for Schlotsky's let alone the wonderful flavor and texture from Sandwich Garden, However; I do think the recipe is on the right track. Has anyone made a similar type bread? It is unlike the formulas I am used to working with, so not sure where to start to improve flavor and possible texture.




tgrayson's picture

The white bread at Schlotsky's is sourdough and nothing at all like the copycat recipes I've seen on the internet.