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I'm sick and tired of dreading sandwich time, grimacing at my toast in the mornings, and two or three half-finished loaves of bread sitting on the counter molding because I kept not liking one and going out and getting another.<br><br><br><br>
I hereby pledge to devote at least some of my time to finding the softest, moistest, most delicious, nutritious bread available with my resources! Who's with me?<br><br><br><br>
So do tell...what kind of bread do you buy/make? I LOVE Whole Foods Seeduction and if we could afford to pay 3.99 several times a month to buy it, it would totally solve this problem for me. I've tried many brands from chain grocery stores, but they are all too dry or bland and boring. I prefer a good hearty bread with lots of seeds and grains, but at the very least, a good whole wheat bread that's very soft will do the trick!<br><br><br><br>
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
 

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I won't be much help, 'cuz I love most every bread I've ever met. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br><br><br>
But I will suggest storing your bread in the freezer so it doesn't get moldy, or perhaps making croutons out of the rejects. I'm more of a crusty French or Italian bread person myself, but my family likes <a href="http://www.rudisbakery.com/" target="_blank">Rudi's Organic</a> breads for making sandwiches and toast. I buy it from Whole Foods market.
 

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I use Koepplinger's natural wheat bread... I usually find it for under $1.50, and it tastes really good. I can find it at the regular grocery store, as well as walmart.
 

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I'm on the same mission! I want a bread I can pick up weekly at my regular grocery store for a reasonable price that's dairy and egg free (I don't avoid honey), free of corn syrup, and preferably features more whole wheat flour than white flour. And is soft and delicious. Am I asking too much?<br><br><br><br>
Last trip, I got <b>Orowheat Health Nut</b>, and it mostly fits the bill- it's free of dairy, eggs and corn syrup. It does have honey, and white flour does come first on the ingredients list. I should add it has the always-mysterious monoglycerides, but I just don't research ingredients at that level, so it's officially a non-issue for me.<br><br><br><br>
It's fairly soft and tastes pretty good, but I have discovered that my veggie sandwich fixins tend to cascade out of it when I pick up the sandwich. maybe it's TOO soft.<br><br><br><br>
I don't like it as much as what I was getting before-- <b>Ms. Baird's Honey 7 Grain</b>. I don't have the ingredients for that one handy, but I think it had the same qualities, and it's yummy.
 

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You just might be better off buying the kind that you like rather than letting 2 or 3 loaves that cost you a dollar sit and rot.<br><br><br><br>
Or, check out a local bakery or farmer's market. I can get insanely good huge loaves for under $2.00 that are chock full of seedy, whole grain goodness from our local bakery.
 

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Got Grackles? They love stale bread! I was so fed up with the big meanies chasing my songbirds off of the feeder next to the kitchen window, that I put out a big tray feeder in another part of the yard. Every morning I fill it with stale bread and woodpecker mix, and those bod boys hardly ever come to the window anymore.<br><br><br><br>
I really like Ezekiel bread, but I know it's not very soft. I finally found it after not being able to avoid honey, whey, or milk solids in softer breads. I also buy excellent French bread at the farmers market which fits my parameters- it's just very white.
 

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I have a bread machine and a stand mixer, so I either make big batches (6 loaves at a time, which I then freeze) in the stand mixer or single loaves in the bread machine. I use a white bread recipe from Nonna's Italian Kitchen. I've used a lot of different whole wheat recipes from the Laurel's Kitchen Bread Book. I use bread machine recipes from Smart Bread Machine Recipes (<a href="http://www.amazon.ca/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=veggieboards.com-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.ca%2Fexec%2Fobidos%2FASIN%2F0806906901%2Fqid%253D1151347857%2F701-0297238-0867542" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASI...297238-0867542</a>) and the Bread lover's bread machine cookbook (<a href="http://www.amazon.ca/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=veggieboards.com-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.ca%2Fexec%2Fobidos%2FASIN%2F155832156X%2Fqid%3D1151347900%2Fsr%3D1-1%2Fref%3Dsr_1_0_1%2F701-0297238-0867542%29" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASI...97238-0867542)</a>.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>synergy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
You just might be better off buying the kind that you like rather than letting 2 or 3 loaves that cost you a dollar sit and rot.<br></div>
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I was thinking the same thing.
 

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Here is the bread recipe I have been using lately (got the tip from someone here, can't remember who, but thank you)<a href="http://bread.allrecipes.com/az/FabulsHommdeBread.asp%5B/URL" target="_blank">http://bread.allrecipes.com/az/FabulsHommdeBread.asp[/URL</a>]<br><br><br><br>
I used the feature there to cut this recipe back to 2 loaves ( it makes 6). I cut the oil back to 1/4 cup, add 1/4 cup flax seed meal, (it replaces part of the oil), 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, increase the whole wheat to 2 cups from 1 cup, and use old fashioned oats instead of quick cooking oats.<br><br><br><br>
I make this twice a week here now, and we love it.
 

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<a href="http://www.daveskillerbread.com/" target="_blank">http://www.daveskillerbread.com/</a><br><br><br><br>
seriously. Best. Bread. EVAR. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>OregonAmy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><a href="http://www.daveskillerbread.com/" target="_blank">http://www.daveskillerbread.com/</a><br><br><br><br>
seriously. Best. Bread. EVAR. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"></div>
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You really got my hopes up, but he doesn't ship to Florida! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sunny.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sunny:"> His breads do look/sound yummy though!<br><br><br><br>
Does anyone know of a good bread that can be bought in N.Florida?<br><br>
Also, kinda ot, I haven't paid attention that closely but what about pitas? Are those vegan?<br><br><br><br>
Thanks,<br><br>
Michelle
 

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i almost always buy thomas 100% whole wheat bagels, i freeze them then individually bake in toaster oven for about a couple of minutes at 350.<br><br><br><br>
i also use whole wheat tortillas, just make sure they don't use lard -- they normally don't, it seems. whole foods have their bread at $1.99, seems like everything else is almost $3 or more.
 

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Ahhh the bread debate.<br><br>
I feel your pain. I haven't had perfect bread since I left Belgium<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"><br><br><br><br>
So now I'm ridiculously strict about what I buy in an attempt to get the best of a bad lot.<br><br>
So I buy:<br><br><br><br>
Burgen's Soya and Linseed or Vogel's bread when I have no choice but to rely on the supermarket.<br><br>
They're both ok but no great. However, they are miles ahead of the steamed crap you normally get.<br><br><br><br>
When I have time I go to a market that has a lot of specialist fresh goods. A few weeks ago I had a rosemary and sweetpotato bread <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"><br><br><br><br>
Normally I bake my own - standard loaves in the bread maker, and for more unsual ones I bake in the oven but let the machine to the kneading.
 

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Sorry I haven't been back to reply to my own thread guys...our Internet has been down.<br><br><br><br>
Thank you everyone for the suggestions! I will test a few out.<br><br><br><br>
About the paying a lot rather than letting 4 loaves rot...that's not an extremely consistent occurrence in my household, I was just mentioning something that happens occassionally to emphasize how badly I want to find a good bread. Sorry for the confusion!<br><br><br><br>
Thanks again everyone.
 
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