Simple Sandwich Bread

Delicious bread in 2 hours.  Try it today!

  • 3 cups flour (all purpose is fine, or bread flour, some whole wheat mixed in, the choice is yours!)
  • 2 TBS sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 packet rapid rise yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
  • 1/2 cup milk (any kind)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbs melted butter (optional)

~Makes 1 loaf, or double recipe for 2

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Add the flour, yeast and sugar & salt to a stand mixer.
Add the milk and water to a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup and heat for 1 min 15 seconds to about 120-130 degrees on a cooking thermometer.

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Add the warm liquid to the stand mixer and mix on low. Once most of the flour has been moistened, add the oil slowly as you’re mixing on low.

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Mix/ knead on low-med until the dough has started to gather around the hook and is no longer sticky, about 8 minutes.

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Take dough out and form it into a ball.

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Add dough to a lightly oiled bowl, cover and allow to sit in a warm place until doubled in size, about an hour.  I always put mine in the microwave because it’s warm and draft free.

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IMG_7863 An hour later…

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Punch dough down to get rid of air bubbles.IMG_7867 IMG_7869

Flatten dough out into a rectangle roughly as long as your loaf pan.  IMG_2303

Roll the rectangle into a log, making sure there are no air pockets, then add to your loaf pan.

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Preheat your oven to 350.
Cover and allow to rise until about doubles in size while you preheat the oven, about 15 min.

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Brush with 2 TBS melted butter if desired and bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.

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My hubs likes to have some right from the oven with butter and/ or apple butter… yum.IMG_7813

Store bread in an airtight container when it’s completely cooled.

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One Response to “Simple Sandwich Bread”

  1. nichole Says:

    This looks so easy….even I could do it!!!

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