Breaking Bread: Sandwich Bread
This is a simple white bread recipe. It is perfect for peanut butter and jelly or cheese sandwiches. Of the bread recipes I have tried, this seems to be my son's favorite, and is serving as our official replacement to store-bought loaves. Next time I plan to use wheat flour.
Yield: two loaves
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1 1/2 tablespoon yeast
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/6 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 1/4 cup cold water
- 7 cups bread flour
- In a small bowl mix the 1/2 cup of warm water, yeast, and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Let rest for 5 minutes, or until mixture is foamy.
- In another bowl mix the boiling water, olive oil, sugar, and salt. Stir until it dissolves.
- Add in the cold water, mix, then add in the yeast mixture, (the mixture temperature should be lukewarm before adding the yeast).
- Add 3 cups of flour and stir. Let this mixture rise for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes you should have a bubbling yeast mixture.
- Add the remaining flour. It should form a nice light dough, that is not sticky. Let this rest for 30 minutes in a lightly greased bowl.
- Divide dough into two, form into loaves and place in loaf pan. Let them rise for about an hour or until they double in size.
- Preheat oven to 350F, bake for 35-40 minutes.