Saturday, February 18, 2012

30 Days of Bread: White Sandwich Bread

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Finding a bread you can slice for sandwiches has been more difficult than I thought it would be.  I have found several recipes that fit the bill.  So today you get 3 recipes!  Sorry, no pictures.  I have found I'm not the best at photographing loaves of bread.  Be sure to click on the links for other people's beautiful bread pictures. 


I have found some great recipes on the King Arthur Flour website.  The first two are from there and are consistently great!


Walter Sand's Favorite Bread


1 1/4 to 1 1/3 cups water, depending on the time of year (more in the winter, less in the summer)
1 heaping tablespoon  honey or sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
1/3 cup  Baker's Special Dry Milk or 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk granules (I usually substitute non-dairy creamer)
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons salt
4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour (or flour of your choice)


Place the ingredients in your bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer, and program the machine for white or basic bread, or for the dough cycle. Press Start.

If you're using the dough cycle, after the cycle is complete, allow the dough to continue to rise in the machine until it has really doubled in bulk. Remove the dough, shape it into a loaf, and place it in an 9" x 5" loaf pan. Let it rise until almost doubled. Bake the bread in a preheated 350°F oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool.


Bread Machine Bread:  Easy as Can Be

For large (1 1/2lb.- 2lb.) machine
1 cup lukewarm water
1/3 cup lukewarm milk
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
3 3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All Purpose Flour (or your favorite brand of all-purpose flour)
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast


Combine all ingredients in your bread machine and choose your favorite crust setting.


Oatmeal Molasses Bread 

This is one of my favorite breads!

  • 3/4 cup quick oats
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 cup + 1 tablespoon boiling water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons powdered milk (non-dairy creamer can be used as a substitute) or 6 Tbsp. milk
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
Tip:  Add molasses with water or it the bread will rise too high.

Add ingredients to your bread machine according to manufacturer's suggested order. Use medium crust setting.

Makes a 1 1/2-pound loaf.                           

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