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I’m a serious sucker for some good homemade bread! Turns out, you don’t need a bulky bread machine to make delicious sandwich bread at home, and it’s actually way easier than you think! I have had this recipe for…forever. I honestly don’t even remember where I got it from, but its a go-to favorite around here. Not only does it taste fantastic, but there is the added bonus of saving money and cutting out preservatives that you would find in store-bought bread!
I’m dropping the recipe below. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Homemade Sandwich Bread
- 2 packets active dry yeast
- 2 cups warm water
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp salt
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/4 cup oil (I use vegetable)
- 6 1/2 to 7 cups all-purpose flour
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, dissolve the yeast in the water. (you could mix by hand but I prefer to use my Kitchenaid Mixer with the dough hook attachment).
- Add the sugar, salt, eggs and oil and mix just until combined.
- Add 3 cups of the flour and mix until smooth.
- Add enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough.
- Turn out onto a floured surface and knead about 5 minutes, until smooth and elastic.
- Place the dough in a greased bowl (I use my mixer bowl, washed of course), and cover with a towel. Put in a warm oven* and let rise for one hour.
- Remove the bowl, punch down the dough and divide in half.
- Place one half of the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll like you would a pinwheel. Pinch the ends together and place into a greased loaf pan (as a baker, THESE are my favorite!). Repeat with the other half of the dough.
- Place these back in the warm oven (you may have to re-warm it a little), cover with a towel and let rise for another hour.
- Once your loaves have risen, bake at 375 degrees for approximately 25 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and brush the crust with melted butter to keep it soft.
- Slice and enjoy!!! We love it with fresh apple butter in the fall!
Real life pic- trying to photograph fresh bread with a hungry toddler nearby!