Sandwich Bread

Homemade White Sandwich Bread

Experience the comfort of freshly baked homemade white sandwich bread. This bread is soft, fluffy, and perfect for all your favorite sandwiches. Its slightly sweet flavor and tender crumb make it a household staple that you’ll want to bake again and again.

Why You’ll Love This Sandwich Bread

  • Soft and Fluffy Texture: Perfect for sandwiches and toast.
  • Simple Ingredients: Made with pantry staples you likely already have.
  • Versatile: Ideal for various types of sandwiches or simply toasted with butter.
  • Fresh and Homemade: No preservatives, just pure, fresh bread.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 1 cup warm water (110°F)
  • 2 ¼ tsp active dry yeast (1 packet)
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup whole milk

Instructions

  1. Activate Yeast: In a small bowl, combine warm water, yeast, and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Stir and let sit for 5-10 minutes until frothy.
  2. Prepare Dough: In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, remaining sugar, and salt. Add the yeast mixture, melted butter, and milk. Mix until a dough forms.
  3. Knead: Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes until smooth and elastic. Alternatively, use a stand mixer with a dough hook for 5-7 minutes.
  4. First Rise: Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  5. Shape: Punch down the dough and turn it onto a floured surface. Shape it into a loaf and place it in a greased 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  6. Second Rise: Cover the loaf pan with a damp cloth and let the dough rise again for 30-45 minutes until it reaches about 1 inch above the pan.
  7. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  8. Bake: Bake the bread for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown on top and it sounds hollow when tapped.
  9. Cool: Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.

Serving Suggestions

  • Classic Sandwiches: Perfect for ham and cheese, turkey, or PB&J sandwiches.
  • Toast: Excellent when toasted and topped with butter, jam, or avocado.
  • French Toast: Use slices for a delightful French toast breakfast.

How to Store Sandwich Bread

  • Room Temperature: Store in an airtight container or bread bag at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • Freezing: Wrap in plastic wrap and foil, then freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature before using.

Additional Tips

  • Substitutions: Use bread flour instead of all-purpose flour for a chewier texture.
  • Troubleshooting: If the dough is too sticky, add a bit more flour, a tablespoon at a time. If it’s too dry, add a teaspoon of water at a time.
  • Enhancements: Add herbs or seeds to the dough for extra flavor.

Homemade White Sandwich Bread

Recipe by Rose HernandezCourse: BreadCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

35

minutes
Calories

150

kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water (110°F)

  • 2 ¼ tsp active dry yeast (1 packet)

  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

  • ¼ cup whole milk

Directions

  • Activate yeast in warm water with 1 tbsp sugar.
  • Mix flour, remaining sugar, salt, yeast mixture, melted butter, and milk.
  • Knead dough until smooth and elastic.
  • Let rise for 1 hour.
  • Shape into loaf and place in greased loaf pan.
  • Let rise for 30-45 minutes.
  • Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes.
  • Cool before slicing.

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