Saturday, April 19, 2014
Jimmy Johns Bread (Part 2)
I love when people comment on my blog and I especially love it when readers send me their tips or suggestions on ways to improve my recipes. The blog post that has generated the most comments so far has been the post that I wrote about my attempt at making Jimmy Johns bread. (In case you didn't see it - you can check it out here.)
To make a long story short - it was kind of a disaster. It came out flat and pretty much nothing like the bagel like bread that you can get at Jimmy Johns.
After a LOT of suggestions and tips and comments from my faithful followers, I decided to revisit my Jimmy Johns recipe with the advice from my readers. This time around, it was MUCH better. I am so happy that I gave it another shot. Thank you to everyone who sent a comment or word of encouragement to inspire me to not give up on my dream of creating Jimmy Johns bread at home.
Jimmy Johns Bread (Take 2)
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 Tablespoons yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/3 cup oil
3 cups all purpose flour
3 cups bread flour
3 Tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups warm water
Combine sugar, yeast and warm water in mixing bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients and knead until smooth and soft.
Let rise for 1 hour.
Divide into 12 pieces and roll into loaves.
Place on silpat lined baking sheet and let rise 45 minutes. Score with a sharp knife.
Bake 18 minutes at 400.
Can you tell that I was proud of my bread?
Check out the inside...
It made some mighty good sandwiches too.
Hungry yet? No need to run out to Jimmy Johns anymore - I'll make my own delicious sandwich bread from now on. Just kidding - I'll still go to Jimmy Johns - just because I love it.