white sandwich bread is a staple in most households. it's perfect for toast, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, tuna fish sandwiches, ham and cheese sandwiches . . . you get the picture.
sure, it's quick and easy to just pick up a loaf of bread at the grocery store, but have you ever read the list of ingredients on the back of the bag? often there's a whole bunch of stuff that you can even pronounce on that label.
luckily, it's super easy to make your own white sandwich bread at home from just a few simple ingredients that you will have no problem pronouncing. it's important to know what you are putting into your body.
this bread recipe has become a favorite in our house. i made a loaf of this bread on saturday morning to use for sandwiches for lunch. it is the perfect white sandwich bread recipe because it produces a loaf of bread with a crusty crust (crusty crust . . . you know, a technical baking term) and it is super fluffy inside.
it's oh so fluffy. just look at that beautiful fluff . . .
this bread is so easy to make. there are just a few simple ingredients, and you can pronounce them all. from start to finish the whole thing is done in just over 1 hour. talk about quick.
so, if your tired of ingredients that you cannot pronounce on your store-bough loaf of white sandwich bread, this is the recipe for you!
fluffy white sandwich bread
prep time: 15 minutes
rise time: 40 minutes
baking time 20 minutes
adapted from yammie's noshery
2 tablespoons active-dry yeast
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 cup warm water (between 105 and 115 degrees F)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
in the bowl of an electric stand mixer, gently stir together the yeast, sugar, warm water, and oil. let it sit for 5 minutes. in a separate bowl, sift together the flour and salt. add the sifted flour a little at a time, and mix with a dough hook. once the flour is incorporated, knead the dough for 5 minutes in the stand mixer. remove the dough from the mixer and knead the dough by hand for an additional 3-5 minutes on a lightly floured surface.
place the dough in a greased bowl, and then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel. let the dough rise in a warm place for 30 minutes, until doubled. once doubled, punch the dough down and form it into a log. put the dough into a well-greased loaf pan, and let the dough rise for 10 minutes.
preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. use a serrated knife to make 3 diagonal slices in the top of the dough. bake at 425 degrees F for 10 minutes, then lower the heat to 350 degrees F and bake for an additional 10 minutes. once the bread is baked, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool before slicing.