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!
Sandwich Bread Recipe
If you are short of time and you can’t with to make a sweet white bread that needs kneading, or you are a beginner in the world of bread making, then this bread recipe is for you.
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.
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.
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. ❤️❤️❤️
Other bread recipes you might want to try:
- Amazing Bread Rolls
- Sausage Bread Rolls
- No-knead Bread Rolls
- No-knead Garlic Bread
- Chicken Stuffed Braided Bread
- Crusty No-knead Dutch Oven Bread
- No-knead French Bread
- Raisin Bread Rolls
- The dough rises a lot so be sure to use a very large bowl.
- I gave the dough an egg wash just before baking to give it a golden and shiny crust. It’s optional but recommended.
- 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.
- You may substitute butter for margarine or lard if you wish. However, you will need to skip the salt if using margarine.
- 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.
Sandwich Bread Recipe
- 5 cups bread Flour
- ¼ cup Sugar
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1½ Tbsp Yeast
- 2½ Cups Warm Milk About 105 and 110°F
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 1 Egg for egg wash - optional
- Combine the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in a large bowl. Mix and create a well at the center.
- Add the butter and the milk. Stir with a wooden spoon till a wet mass of dough is formed. 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.
- Meanwhile, prepare two 9×5 loaf pans by brushing them with butter and sprinkling some flour over it to coat all the inside of the pan.
- Remove the dough from the bowl, place it on a lightly floured work surface and divide it into two halves.
- Shape the dough into loaves – it’s very soft so it needs to be handled with care.
- 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 350F 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!
If you make these Hot Cross buns, I’d love to see pictures of your creations on Instagram or Facebook. #cheflolaskitchen