Sandwich bread

This soft-crusted bread is an absolutely perfect addition to any sandwich. This recipe can be made as written for one loaf, or multiplied according to your need. The included photos are from a double batch (2 loaves).

Ingredients

  1. 3 1/2 Cups Bread Flour ( more for dusting)
  2. 2 tsp salt
  3. 1/3 Cup milk @ 110 deg F
  4. 1 Cup water @ 110 deg F
  5. 2 Tbsp unsalted butter melted
  6. 3 Tbsp Honey
  7. 2 1/4 tsp Active Dry Yeast (or 1 packet)

Method

  1. Change In a lg mixing bowl add water milk honey butter and yeast Stir lightly to wet yeast then set aside until yeast becomes gooey
  2. In another large bowl whisk together flour and salt Set aside an additional 1/2 cup of bread flour (about) This will be used later for kneading
  3. Change Begin mixing in flour mixture about one cup at a time Continue adding flour and mixing until dough begins to form and releases from the sides of the bowl
  4. Change Use remaining flour mixture (if any) and some of the 1/2 C Bread flour to sprinkle on flat surface Place dough on floured surface Sprinkle lightly with flour and begin kneading Continue kneading and adding flour until dough is smooth and satiny
  5. Change Form dough into a ball and place in a lightly greased bowl Turn dough over to lightly coat with oil from bowl Cover and place in a warm draft-free area until it has risen to double in size
  6. Lightly grease a 9×5 loaf pan with olive oil or cooking spray
  7. Change When the dough has risen to double in size knead dough briefly to deflate and shape into an oval Place dough into the greased 9x 5 loaf pan Cover and place in a warm draft-free place until it has doubled in size again
  8. Change Position oven racks so that the top rack is in middle position and other rack is just above bottom of oven On lower rack place a pie pan at least half-full of water Preheat oven to 350 degrees Once oven has reached 350 degrees place bread dough on rack in middle of oven
  9. Change Bake until golden brown and the bread sounds hollow when tapped at the top center (40-50 minutes)
  10. Turn bread out of pan and butter the entire surface Cover and allow to cool completely before slicing

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