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Today's Temptations Bread

I'm replying to myself because editing was not available. I purchased TT white sourdough at Jewel, probably from a very recent delivery. It was significantly more moist and pliable than the multiple Stanley's purchases I had made. Just lucky timing I imagine. The Jewel loaf has remained fresh for 5 days after purchase without refrigeration.

May 16, 2013
ZahHead in Chicago Area

Today's Temptations Bread

I think white vs wheat boils down to personal taste. I like both of the TT sourdoughs but I like the white better. When I was younger I found sourdough's sour flavor less than desirable. Today, that sour flavor seams less intense. It is masked quite a bit in the wheat version by the stronger flavor of the flour ingredients.

As a side issue, I discovered that the freshness of the loaf makes quite a difference in either type of TT sourdough. I always liked the white purchased at Stanley's and the wheat was good also. Then I bought a loaf of TT white sourdough at Jewel that was significantly more moist and pliable. I imagine I lucked out at Jewel and purchased from a very recent delivery. When buying at Stanley's on Friday evening on the way home from work I was probably getting bread several days old. Hard to say for sure; made no inquiries about delivery dates; just my non-scientific observation.

May 16, 2013
ZahHead in Chicago Area

Today's Temptations Bread

Today's Temptations breads are available at Stanley's Market in Chicago at North Ave. and Elston Ave. Stanley's has unbelievably low prices on fresh produce but the breads are not bargain priced.

Regarding the comment about dry California Sour Dough bread: The bread is quite dense and stiff so you may get that sensation. However, just try toasting it and you will see that it usually has so much moisture content that it takes a long time to toast. If you want to soften it up and get that moist feeling and reduce stiffness, toast it for about a minute. It will be warm and moist. Do not microwave the bread unless you are a savvy microwave-ster who knows that 15 seconds or so might work while longer times will just make most breads tough and drive some of the moisture out.

May 04, 2013
ZahHead in Chicago Area