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Easy Sandwich Bread Recipe

Posted by Lisa

Girls, I don’t grind my own wheat or anything, but I was excited to get this bread recipe which actually stands up to sandwich making!  The recipe was given to me by a good friend.  Very tweakable.  I usually make it half-and-half (half the flour called for is white, the other half is whole wheat).  You could easily make all white bread, all wheat bread, or any combination in between.  This recipe makes 2 loaves or a couple dozen rolls.

1 1/2 C warm water (adult bath temperature-test on your arm)
1 1/2 C warm milk (can also use rice or soy milk)
4 t yeast (regular, plain yeast)
2 T sugar or honey
3 T melted butter or canola/vegetable oil
2 t salt
7 C flour

Mix water and milk with yeast.  Let stand until bubbly (about 5 minutes).  I never know what “bubbly” means because mine doesn’t really do that.  Anyway, then add sugar, butter, half the flour, and salt.  Mix well.  Add the rest of the flour, mix well, cover, let rise in a bowl in a warm area about 30 minutes.  (I preheat the oven for one minute, then turn it off).

Dump out on floured surface and knead (I learned to knead by making this bread, so it must be forgiving) down to smooth mound.  Let rest five minutes.

Grease two glass loaf pans, pinch apart dough and roll into loafs, place them in pans.  Let rise again in warm oven for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.  Take loaves out of oven.

Preheat oven to 350 and bake until brown – about 25 minutes.  Rolls will take about 20 minutes.

Oh, the smell of warm bread throughout the house!  Oh, the pounds I gain if I lose control!

  1. lisa Said,

    so… do you ever add the other half of the flour?

  2. Lisa Said,

    Thanks for catching that, smarty pants :) I updated it.

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