In honor of #WorldSandwichDay and #NationalSandwichDay I’m going to share a recipe for my standard white sandwich bread. I bake this using a 12 inch loaf pan to make a loaf typical of the size you’d buy in the grocery store. I bought my pan on Amazon if you need one. Regular bread is not very expensive. However, we eat a lot of sandwiches in this house and we all like the bakery style bread which costs a million times more than regular bread. I’ve found that if you like making your own bread and will do it often, it’s really pretty cheap to make. You always, ALWAYS use bread flour for sandwich bread. Bread flour contains a higher protein amount than all-purpose flour and will give you a better rise with your yeast. I would also recommend purchasing a jar of yeast and measuring it out instead of buying a bunch of single use packets. The ingredients are really simple, other than the flour and yeast you most likely have everything you need. There are no mystery ingredients, weird chemicals, or preservatives in home made bread. It’s really a good investment in your time to make bread for your family.
- 2 tsp. yeast
- 1 T. salt
- 2 T. oil
- 1/4 c. sugar
- 2 1/4 c. water
- 5-6 c. bread flour
- Add sugar to your mixer.
- Microwave water for 90 seconds and add to sugar and dissolve.
- Add yeast and let sit (do not stir) for 5-10 minutes.
- Add salt, oil, and half of the flour and stir until combined.
- Add in remaining flour and stir until combined.
- Grease dough hook and let the mixer knead the dough for 10 minutes on medium, adding flour until the dough is not (super) sticky.
- Grease a large bowl and add dough ball, then cover with a towel and let rise for 1 hour.
- Punch the bread down to reduce air pockets then roll or hand flatten on a well-floured surface into a thick rectangle.
- Fold the dough inwards and pinch off the seams until you have a loaf shape. If you don't know how to do this there are a lot of YouTube videos demonstrating how to shape a bread loaf.
- Lay your dough in the 12 inch pan, cover with a towel and let rise for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350*F and bake for 40 minutes.