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Old 09-23-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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home made bread soft like store bought

how do I make my home made bread soft like store bought bread is? is it possible?
my white and wheat bread is really good it just has a harder crust on it than i'd like even though the crust is still a light color.

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Old 09-23-2013, 04:56 PM   #2
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Re: home made bread soft like store bought

After you cook it bag it right away to let the steam soften the crust.
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:16 PM   #3
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Feel free to check out my blog and look up my bread recipe. I've made it dozens of times, and find it to be pretty soft! (You can find it under Reader Favorites or the Index)
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:57 PM   #4
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Thank you! I just book marked your blog. I got as far as the English muffins I need to write all this down!
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You're welcome. Feel free to ask me any questions about the recipes, I love talking about food!
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Re: home made bread soft like store bought

As soon as its cool enough to handle but still quite warm, take butter (or margarine, or coconut oil) and rub it all over the crust. Then let cool as normal. It softens it nicely in my opinion.
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Re: home made bread soft like store bought

Definitely butter the crust when it's warm. It makes it soft and it tastes great!

Also, make sure you've got a recipe with a bit of fat or egg or milk in it. This will make a more sandwich-type bread than one that is just flour, water, yeast, and salt.
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Re: home made bread soft like store bought

Milk provides a softer crust. Water makes a chewier crust.
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Definitely butter the crust when it's warm. It makes it soft and it tastes great!

Also, make sure you've got a recipe with a bit of fat or egg or milk in it. This will make a more sandwich-type bread than one that is just flour, water, yeast, and salt.
Interesting, I never knew that about the milk
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