A Smaller Pain de Mie
Pain de mie is a fine-textured, moist bread baked in a special lidded pan. The lid keeps the loaf from crowning, giving it a flat top and perfectly square-edged slices. For toast (and French toast), sandwiches (including our favorite, grilled cheese), and the best bread-and-butter ever, you simply can't beat pain de mie.
While most pain de mie recipes call for a traditional 13" x 4" x 4" pan, this one is perfect for our smaller 9" x 4" pan. If you have the larger pan, see our recipe for classic Pain de Mie.