Best Breads For Sandwiches
With much of the home-alone time you experienced in 2020, you may have started to cook up some of your own delicious breads to go with your dinner entrees. However, breads aren’t just limited to the dinner table!
Everyone loves a good sandwich, and if you’re taking online cooking courses, you already know that the bread you use is often ignored – but very important. Bread is the foundation on which all sandwiches are made; so in essence it can literally and figuratively, make or break the final presentation.
Some breads are great for general use while others lend themselves to more classic purposed. Lets run through some of both.
- Italian: Boasting a crispy crust and soft texture, Italian loaves pair perfectly with spicy meats like salami. This variety is also perfect for delicious and tasty spreads.
- French baguette: This classical crumbly favorite can go head-to-head with even the juiciest tomatoes and cucumbers. Although a lot of French restaurants will simply serve this bread with plain butter, it can also stand up to the tallest of sandwiches, so pile on the toppings.
- Country White Bread: Fan of grilled cheese? Grab your favorite cheddar and a loaf of country white bread for this kid-friendly special.
- Ciabatta: With it’s hearty and open texture and chewy crust, this rustic Italian bread is perfect with almost any kind of sandwich, but is especially known for its use in paninis.
- Rye: This dense, slightly sour bread is typically seen in one of two color variations, light or dark, depending on the type of flour used and any additional coloring agents. The seeded variety of rye bread incorporates the nutty sharpness of caraway. Probably the best known sandwiches using rye bread are melts, rubens and the classic pastrami.
- Brioche: Is a sweet, tender, melt-in-your-mouth, buttery bread originating in France. Even though it’s lesser known than other breads, it’s extremely versatile in that it’s incorporated into breakfast, lunch and dinner options. While not typical for sandwich fixings as we know them, they are perfect for sweet or savory fillings-known as en croute.
- English Muffin: Yes, even this classic breakfast bread makes a great sandwich. Who hasn’t devoured bacon, egg and cheese safely tucked into a toasted english muffin on a sunny Saturday morning? It’s also great for small bite pizzas in a pinch and a fun way to mix up your kids’ PB&J!
- Sourdough: 2020 was certainly the year for sourdough starters. So, now take your homemade sour goodness and incorporate it into some amazing sandwiches. The subtle tang and hearty weight of sourdough is perfect for grilled cheese, paninis and just about any type of hot, or cold concoctions you can imagine.
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