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Two loaves of pain de mie.

Mie means the crumb, but also very soft white bread or pain de mie, made with a bit of sugar and sometimes butter; while you can find it in boulangeries, it’s a supermarket sandwich bread staple, sold sliced in a variety of styles from white to whole grain.

It’s essential for making a croque monsieur. It is the bread twice baked to make biscottes.

Some people wad it into balls to clean dirty paintings.

Bread, pancakes, etc

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Bryan Alexander