If you can't beat them, join them!
My family wanted supermarket bread and they got what they wanted. I have not bought Sunshine or Gardenia breads for a long time but since they wanted sandwich bread (the kind that they were used to), I had no choice but to do some for them.
I got a Pullman loaf tin recently when my wife and I checked out Phoon Huat's outlet at Sims Lane recently on my day off. I chose the larger loaf tin which measured 13 x 4 x 4 and that required about 46 oz of dough. In a previous bake, I used 36 oz of dough because I followed Hamelman's Pullman recipe which was for a 13 x 3.5 x 3.5 tin.
For today's bake, I decided to do a whole-wheat version using up what's left of my Shipton WW flour in my freeezer. The WW was 40% so I increased the hydration to 70% from Hamelman's recipe for a white loaf.
The first 2 Pullman bakes that I did was well received by my family. Sad to say, they prefer soft bread to the hard ones I usually bake. Most of the time, I am the one eating up my own bakes. I have to admit that there is a sense of satisfaction in seeing my daughter eat up a complete slice for breakfast. Usually, with those crusty French bread, the crust is left behind, probably as a message to me.
Perhaps it is time for me to be more accommodating to the needs of my beloved daughter and my aging father. He will smile when I asked if he has eaten the bread that I had brought for him. His usual reply was that his teeth are falling out after eating my bread.