delicious sandwich bread
by special request, i’m posting my homemade sandwich loaf bread recipe.
1 tablespoon dry yeast (or one packet)
1 teaspoon sugar
2 cups 110F water (just barely too warm to the touch)
2 cups white flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon salt
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
Put yeast and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer. Pour the 2 cups of water over and let stand for 5-10 minutes until very bubbly and dissolved.
Add flour, salt, and oil. Mix with dough hook in stand mixer until smooth and elastic. Scrape sides of bowl and form dough into a ball. Cover, in same bowl, and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled (I leave it on the stovetop with the oven on warm). You could also put the dough, covered, in the refrigerator at this point to rise overnight and bake the next day - if doing it this way, bring to room temperature before the next step.
Punch the dough down, then add a little flour to coat, then knead by hand for 2-3 minutes. Form into a loaf shape, any that you like (or even more than one loaf!). I usually flatten the dough out into an oval, then roll up and tuck the ends underneath. Either place on an oiled baking sheet or in an oiled baking loaf pan.
Let rise 10-15 minutes while the oven is preheating to 400F.
Bake 25-30 minutes at 400F until loaf sounds hollow when tapped.
Let cool for 30 minutes before cutting. Enjoy!