Honey Pain De Mie Bread

"Found this on King Arthur Flour where it is said the head baker Martin Phillip created this. It's mild, sweet honey flavor and soft and tender crumb yield slices ideally suited for any sandwich, specially grilled cheese. It is best made in a Pain de Mie Pan which I have posted a photo of. It also has the added benefit of coming together fast and easy. I'm guessing at serving size as it depends on how it's sliced and how you use it. The name comes from the type of pan it's made in"
photo by Bonnie G #2 photo by Bonnie G #2
photo by Bonnie G #2
photo by Bonnie G #2 photo by Bonnie G #2
photo by Bonnie G #2 photo by Bonnie G #2
photo by Bonnie G #2 photo by Bonnie G #2
Ready In:
1hr 5mins
1 13" pain de mie




  • Combine flour, salt and yeast in large mixing bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix and knead - by hand or stand mixer fitted with a dough hook - until smooth, suppledough forms.
  • Form the dough into a ball, place in lightly greased bowl, cover and allow to rise for 90 minutes.
  • Halfway through rise time fold dough onto itself 4X to gently deflate and add strength.
  • Lightly grease the base and lid of a 13" pain de mie pan (pullman loaf pan).
  • Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface.
  • Gently deflate it and pat into an 11" x 8" retangle.
  • With the long side facing you, fold bottom third of dough up to center and top third over (like a business letter). Fold dough in half lengthwise, and seal edges with heel of your hand.
  • At this point the shaped dough should be 13" in length to fit pan.
  • Place dough seam-down into pan, press it evenly into corners. Put lid on pan and close all but an inch or so in order to monitor the loaf as it rises.
  • Allow dough to rise until it's just below the lip of the pan, 60 to 90 minutes.
  • Towards end of rising time, preheat hoven to 425 F.
  • Close lid of pan completely, and put pan in oven.
  • Bake bread for 25 to 30 minutes, then remove lid and ake for an additional 5 minutes. Loaf should be a deeop golden brown on all sides.
  • Remove loaf from oven and after 5 minutes, turn it out onto a rack to cool completely.
  • TIPS: To infuse with lavender and chamomile heat honey and milk to a simmer and pour over 1 tablespoon each of dried lavender and chamomile leaves. Allow to steep overnight in refrigerator, then strain and proceed with directions as written. Alternatively, brwe 1 cup of chamomile tea, allow to cool to lukewarm, and use in place of water in recipe, along with 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon lavender oil if desired.
  • The bread may also be made in your bread machine as per it's directions on the basic dough setting, when cycle is complete, transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and proceed with the recipe as written.

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