Spinach sandwich loaf/ Spinach Pain de Mie

A perfect whole wheat + plain flour sandwich loaf flavoured with spinach as good as or better than the store-bought sandwich sliced bread.

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For a change, I made this bread not as a main component but as an ‘accompaniment’ for my palak paneer sandwich (spinach and paneer sandwich) The idea was to make a simple paneer sandwich for dinner one of the evenings but then again why not go a bit further and make the loaf too?

So, I go digging in my baking supplies and pull out the pullman loaf pan that makes perfectly rectangular slices of bread. Pullman loaf pan is a regular loaf tin with taller sides and a lid to close. A bread that is baked in a pullman loaf pan looks similar to commercially sold sandwich breads that we are so used to. And since I was intending to use it for palak paneer sandwich, this was the way to go as the bread baked in pullman doesn’t doom or crack on the top which results in uneven slices.

Spinach sandwich loaf/ Spinach Pain de Mie
Spinach sandwich loaf/ Spinach Pain de Mie

Pain de Mie means soft bread or a crustless bread and it is called so because the way it is baked. The bread has almost no crust with a soft, tight crumb. The lid allows little space for the bread to expand resulting in smaller air pockets and a non-crumbly compact interior.

Here it is then, a simple straightforward Pain de Mei flavoured with spinach puree in a loaf that has 50% whole wheat flour making it nutritional compared to the store-bought white sandwich bread. Enjoy it as a buttered toast or with any fillings that you like in a sandwich. I used the paneer stuffing that is an all-time favourite at my home to make the delicious palak paneer sandwich. However, the choices to enjoy this flavorful loaf is endless; use this loaf to make the famous Mumbai sandwich or corn + cheese + capsicum stuffing or rava toast or anything else you fancy. 

For this recipe, I have used a nonstick 8-inch pullman loaf tin with these dimensions: 8.5 inches in length, 4 inches in width and 4 inches in height

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2 thoughts on “Spinach sandwich loaf/ Spinach Pain de Mie”

  1. Thanks Hema Ma’am
    With your recipe my bread turns out very soft
    And tasty . Thanks for sharing your awesome recipe
    Manisha Gupta

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