Pillsbury Crusty French Loaf

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Pillsbury French Loaf (Whole)

Pillsbury French Loaf (Sliced)

Looks: As you can see, my loaf was lopsided. Maybe that’s intended, to make it seem more authentically homemade, but I found it offputting. Who wants to eat a lumpy loaf? Nobody. Besides that, the bread didn’t brown to the same tone of brown as the bread on the packaging did, but that could have been due to cooking time. 4 out of 5

Taste: Good for coming out of a can. The crust was flaky, and the bread was chewy and not too dry or too moist. However: there’s something off about Pillsbury bread products thought that I always taste – maybe it’s a preservative or whatever they use to keep it from sticking to the can, but every time, there’s a slightly-off aftertaste. It’s not enough to spoil the taste itself though, so I give it 4 out of 5


  1. Eating The Road says:

    Interesting…I’ve never seen this, didn’t know they had it. Kind of a cool time. How long does it take to bake?

  2. FoodIRL says:

    25 minutes from refrigerator to done.

  3. Anonymous says:

    If you took it out of a can, you might have had something to do with the lopsidedness.

  4. Daimyo says:

    Agreed about the aftertaste on Pilsbury products. It doesn’t matter if it’s the cinnamon rolls or this they have somewhat of an off taste and smell to them.

  5. Stephanie says:

    There is actually a reason for why the bread looks to be a different brown on the package. I used to work in a bakery, and when they bake bread in a professional setting they use huge ovens that are usually equipped with a steam setting to be done before it bakes. It blasts the bread with steam and makes it like a super sauna in there, and the bread absorbs the water just before it starts to cook. This allows the bread to be more of a golden brown then the slightly stodgy brown that most things look like when done at home. I know this from personal experience lol.

  6. tom says:

    Bake at 400″ for about 30 min over a pan of boiling water in a double-u french
    bread pan. Spray loaf with cooking spray before putting in oven. You’ll get a crisp
    crust. The “off” taste is sugar, common to ALL Pilsbury products.

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