Quote: Originally Posted by Sassylassie
I love white bread but it is nutritionaly void, it has no positive qualities.
Not necessarily. I read in the Globe&Mail this morning that the soon to be released new version of the Canada Food Guide recommends daily consumption of white bread, as long as it's made from enriched white flour. "Enriched" just means they put back some of the nutritionally good stuff they removed in the bleaching process that turns it white. Just stay away from the plastic stuff like Wonder Bread. You can compress a whole loaf of that into a pellet the size of a golf ball, and eat it. Don't put a lot of liquid into your stomach for a couple of hours though, or that loaf might expand back to its original size. You could explode.
Go for the locally made French or Italian loaves at your local grocery store, or find a local bakery (got Buns Master where you live?) and buy their white bread. It's the mass produced commercial crap you need to stay away from.
Or you could make your own. It's not hard, it just takes a few hours one day to make all the bread you'll need for a week, unless you're a real glutton for the stuff. My wife has a lovely recipe for French bread that has never failed for us, it takes about three hours from start to finish, though most of that time is just waiting for the dough to rise so you could be posting a hundred comments in Canadian Content's fascinating forums in the meantime, and it's really excellent white bread. Want the recipe? I'll cheerfully post it here if anyone's interested. And if I can find it in the recipe file.