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Sandwich Bread (No-kneading!)

Sandwich Bread – This is one of the easiest bread you’ll ever make because it’s beginner-friendly, it requires just six simple ingredients with very little effort, and it comes together in less than 2 hours. So soft, so fluffy, so good!

freshly baked No-knead Sandwich Bread

THE PERFECT NO-KNEAD SANDWICH BREAD RECIPE (EVEN FOR BEGINNER BAKERS)

This no-knead sandwich bread is a triumph. Though, I developed this recipe, however, the result exceeded my expectations. I’m not trying to overstate it when I say so, but this requires minimal effort, no fancy tools or ingredients, yet, it yields a soft, flavorful sandwich bread. 

It’s delicious smeared with butter right out of the oven or just toast and enjoy it as a sandwich throughout the week…perfection!

Foolproof Recipe

This is a foolproof recipe, provided you follow the steps, measure out the flour well (leveled cup), use a good yeast, and proof the dough in a warm place.  The result will be a quick high-rising dough which will in turn, yield a good-tasting, light bread, with a soft and chewy crust.

A VARIATION ON OUR FAMOUS MILK BREAD

This recipe is a variation of our famous sweet milk bread. The end product looks, feels, and tastes very similar. However, this method takes half of the time of our sweet milk bread.

This simple enriched dough recipe never fails, and it yields a soft, pillowy bread.

So if you are short of time and you can’t wait to make our sweet white bread that needs kneading, or you are a beginner in the world of bread making, then this bread recipe is for you.

Watch how to make it:

YOU GET WHAT YOU SEE – MY PROMISE

It can be very frustrating to get the right bread recipe on the internet these days because there are just so many recipes flying around. Some of them are just way too complicated or require an ingredient that is difficult to source or expensive, and sometimes, when you make them, the result looks nothing like the picture on the site. Sigh!

This recipe is not so; you get what you see. Trust me on this. I have done all the background work so you all can have your confidence in the kitchen.

You just have to mix all the ingredients in a large bowl, make the dough, let it rest for 5 minutes, mix the dough again, shape, proof, and bake. No fancy ingredients or complicated steps. As you can see from our photos, the final product is fluffy, soft, slightly sweet, and golden. What’s not to love about it?

Freshly baked No-yeast Sandwich Bread

How to make Sandwich Bread

To make this quick sandwich bread, mix all the ingredients together in a very large bowl, once everything is well combined, cover and let it rest for 5 minutes. Open it up again and mix for a few seconds. Cover it back and leave to rest for one hour. However, if you keep it in a very warm place it will rise faster. About 45 minutes.

Next, divide the dough in two and shape both into loaves. This can be quite tricky because the dough is soft, but it’s not difficult. All you have to do is just to gather the dough together while trying to form a loaf. Honestly, this is so easy, but you can watch the video for reference if still in doubt.

Leave the loaf to rise for another 15 to 20 minutes if kept in a warm place but expect a thirty minutes wait time if kept in a cool place.

I gave the dough an egg wash just before baking to give it a golden and shiny crust. It’s optional but recommended. Bake and enjoy.

Freshly baked white bread

Here is how I make my light and fluffy sandwich bread from scratch. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do in our home. ❤️❤️❤️

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Notes:

  1. The dough rises a lot so be sure to use a very large bowl.
  2. I gave the dough an egg wash just before baking to give it a golden and shiny crust. It’s optional but recommended.
  3. Always leave the dough in a warm place to help it rise faster. if left in a cold place it will take a longer time to rise.
  4. You may substitute butter for margarine or lard if you wish. However, you will need to skip the salt if using margarine.
  5. I used instant yeast for this recipe. However, you can use active yeast. If you choose to use active yeast, I’ll advise you to proof it first in the warm milk before adding it to the dry mixture. I have written on the difference between active dry yeast and instant yeast. Check it and learn more.
freshly baked No-knead Sandwich Bread

Sandwich Bread Recipe

This bread will blow your mind. No kneading! It turns out incredible every time!!
4.83 from 93 votes
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Course: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bread Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Resting time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings: 2 Loaves
Calories: 1649.3kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 cups bread flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • tbsp yeast
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • cups warm milk about 105 and 110°F
  • 1 egg for egg wash

Instructions

  • Combine the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in a large bowl. Mix and create a well at the center.
  • Add the melted butter and the milk. Stir with a wooden spoon until a wet mass of dough forms. About 1-2 minutes.
  • Cover the bowl and leave to rest for five minutes. After five minutes, open the bowl and mix again for a few seconds.
  • Cover and leave to rest for 45 minutes to one hour.
  • In the meantime, grease two 9 by 5 loaf pans with butter. Dust them with flour to coat the inside of the pans.
  • Remove the dough from the bowl, place it on a lightly floured work surface and divide it into two halves.
  • Form the dough into loaves – it’s very soft, so handle it carefully.
  • Gently place the shaped dough inside the loaf pan.
  • Cover the pan with a clean damp kitchen towel and leave to rest for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Bake in a 375F preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or till a skewer inserted in the middle of the bread comes out clean.
  • Serve with a spread of butter or jam; you can also toast or make a great-tasting sandwich. Enjoy!

Notes

  • I used instant yeast for this recipe. However, you can use active yeast. If you choose to use active yeast, I’ll advise you to proof it first in the warm milk before adding it to the dry mixture.

Nutrition

Calories: 1649.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 267.2g | Protein: 51.7g | Fat: 40.1g | Saturated Fat: 21.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9.4g | Trans Fat: 0.9g | Cholesterol: 178.6mg | Sodium: 1498mg | Potassium: 836.5mg | Fiber: 8.3g | Sugar: 40.7g | Vitamin A: 1318.9IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 442.9mg | Iron: 3.3mg

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Recipe Rating




Kay

Friday 16th of February 2024

I love this bread – so flavorful! Great when you need to have homemade bread fast! To help the texture so it’s not quite as crumbly, you can chill in the frig for an hour and it’s easier to slice. I had extra time, so I let my dough rest for 2 hours instead of one, and every 30 minutes, I did the stretch & fold method (turning the dough quarter turns for a total of 4 stretches every 30 minutes.) I do this 4 times during the 2 hour rest. To help dough from sticking to your hand, wet your fingers with cold water and flick off the extra. This folding method improves the gluten so it’s more pliable and less crumbly. Your dough will also get a better raise. But honestly, I love it both ways! The ingredient ratio is spot on for this recipe. I’ve made this bread 2 times this week so far! ❤️

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Saturday 23rd of March 2024

Thanks for the additional tips, kay.

DELILAH

Monday 29th of January 2024

TRIED THIS LAST NIGHT, AND THEY DIDNT RISE BUT TASTED GOOD. I RE-READ THE RECIPE TO SEE IF I FORGOT ANYTHING AND IN THE NOTES, I FOUND MY PROBLEM! I USED ACTIVE YEAST AND DIDNT PROOF IT FIRST! UGH! I WILL BE TRYING AGAIN TONIGHT!

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Friday 2nd of February 2024

So sorry about that, Delilah. Looking forward to your feedback when you try it again.

Heidi

Sunday 1st of October 2023

Made this recipe today- AMAZING! I used all purpose flour and half salt due to low sodium restrictions- turned out great! Thank you!

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Sunday 15th of October 2023

Great, Heidi. Thanks for the feedback.

Eleny

Sunday 16th of July 2023

Made your recipe today. I added some dough enhancer and a small splash more of water since we live at an arid, high altitude (Colorado, USA). They always help. As soon as the loaves cooled down a bit we started slicing. One loaf - half gone! Thanks for a terrific recipe. Husband says it tastes like a dessert. It's printed out, in a plastic sleeve and is now my go-to sandwich loaf recipe, {{{Chef Lola}}}!

Lola Osinkolu

Monday 17th of July 2023

Thanks, Eleny for taking the time to let me know how you liked the recipe. I can understand why your husband thought the bread tasted like dessert! It's definitely a sweet and flavorful loaf.

Great thinking on adding the dough enhancer and a bit more water for your high-altitude location – those tweaks can make all the difference! and I'm glad that you've printed out the recipe and made it your go-to sandwich loaf recipe. That's such a compliment! I hope you continue to enjoy it for many years to come.

Kathy

Tuesday 11th of July 2023

Didn’t quite get the bread right, I definitely should have watched the video 😅 still amazing bread!

Lola Osinkolu

Friday 14th of July 2023

The joys and mysteries of bread-making! It happens to the best of us!! I'm glad you still managed to create an amazing loaf, even if it turned out a little different than expected. :)