A new loaf

January 23, 2019

Breadbaking yesterday featured something new — pain de mie, or “soft bread,” which is what you’d get a sandwich on in France if it wasn’t on a croissant.

(Note: I do not know if the French make sandwiches with croissants or not, or if that is an Americanization of France’s national bread. Worth looking up. Be right back.)

(Note 2: “A savory ham and cheese sandwich on a croissant is nearly unheard of in France.” And other kinds, too, one presumes. Now you know, and I do too.)

So, if you get your ham and cheese sandwich in France, be it a Croque Monsieur or a Croque Madame, you’re gonna get it on pain de mie.

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