White sandwich bread – probably the simplest bread recipe, soft and fluffy, with a yellowish crumb and a chewy crust, this bread it perfect for Pb&J or any deli sandwiches and even for making French toast.
This recipe if part of my monthly partnership with Red Star Yeast.
I could not believe my eyes way back in January when I shared 20 homemade bread recipes and 20 more on my bucket list that I don’t have a recipe for sandwich bread already on the blog. I mean, really, is there a simpler recipe that plain white sandwich bread?
The first bread I tried to bake way bake 4 years ago when I microwaved yeast (don’t laugh, totally did it) was white sandwich bread. Since then I have picked a thing or two about baking with yeast, but I’m mostly thankful for all the lessons and yeast and baking I’ve read on Red Star Yeast site when I was desperate and close to having a panic attack.
Some of you might be wondering “why go through all the trouble of making bread from scratch when it’s easily available at every grocery store?” My dears, the answer it’s simple “because homemade it’s the best!” There’s absolutely nothing more rewarding that knowing what exactly I put in my family meals and baked goodies. Have you read the LONG ingredients list on the store-bought bread? That’s insane! Ingredients that I can’t even pronounce let alone know what they are, are listed as ingredients in that perfectly shaped loaf of bread.
No, thank you. I’d rather bake a not so perfect loaf of bread with accessible ingredients and I’ll feel 10 times better.
This white sandwich bread recipe come from Red Star Yeast and it’s been my go-to sandwich bread for a while now. It uses both milk and water which leads to a soft chewy crumb and crust. A little bit of butter and an egg is added for richness and that yellowish color with just a touch of sweetness, without being considered a sweet bread.
This bread it’s very easy to make, just follow the basic steps in making bread and you’ll be fine!
White sandwich bread - soft and fluffy, with a yellowish crumb and a chewy crust, this bread it perfect for Pb&J or any deli sandwiches and even for making French toast.
- 1/2 cup lukewarm water
- 2 tsp active Red Star dry yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- 3 cups (360 grams) all purpose flour
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 cup (56 grams) melted butter
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 - 1/3 cup (30 - 40 grams) all purpose flour
- In a bowl add the water, yeast and teaspoon of sugar. Stir to combine and leave at room temperature for about 5-10 minutes until doubled in volume.
- In a mixing bowl sift the 3 cups of flour and make a well in the middle.
- Pour the yeast mixture, add the egg, sugar, salt and melted butter.
- With the dough hook on start mixing adding the milk and slowly adding the remaining flour until the dough forms a soft and elastic ball.
- Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and leave at room temperature for about 1 hour or until doubled in volume.
- When the dough has risen, punch it down and shape it into a log. Place it into a 9X5 greased baking pan, cover and let rest again at room temperature for another 30 minutes.
- In the meantime, heat the oven to 375F.
- Bake the bread for about 30 minutes until golden brown and the smell of fresh bread takes over your kitchen.
- Leave to cool slightly in the pan before removing it and completely before slicing it.
Recipe adapted from Red Star Yeast
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*Disclaimer – This post is sponsored by Red Star Yeast. Although I have been compensated for my time, opinions are mine and always will be.
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