How to Bake a Soft Sandwich Bread. Easy

by Karen Larard

This is my everyday loaf, nothing fancy. You can also make buns or sausage rolls with this dough, just adjust the baking time.


  • 1 ¼ Cups Milk
  • 1 Ounce Butter
  • 14 Ounces Flour
  • 1 Ounce Dried yeast
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    You could use water instead of milk.

    Step 2

    Mix yeast, salt and flour together

    Step 3

    Melt the butter and turn off the heat. Pour in the milk. The milk-butter mix now has the perfect temperature.

    Step 4

    Add milk to the flour mix.

    Step 5

    Start your machine and let it work the dough just until the dough is no longer sticking to the bowl, 4-5 minutes on full blast.

    Step 6

    Cover with cling film and let it rise for 45 minutes or until it have doubled in size.

    Step 7

    After 45 minutes my dough was ready for the next stage.

    Step 8

    Place your dough on the work top, dust lightly with flour if your work top is made of wood. Fold the dough, until you can't fold any more. Just like paper you can't keep on folding.

    Step 9

    Your bread is now firm and you can shape it as you like. Place it on the baking paper with the fold facing down. Cover and let it rise for 30 minutes. Set your oven at 390°F /200°C

    Step 10

    If you are making buns or rolls, fold each individually and bake for 12-15 minutes The folding is important because it firms up the dough and your bread or buns will keep the shape while baking.

    Step 11

    Brush with egg wash or milk.

    Step 12

    I like poppy-seeds. Cut your bread with a serrated knife at a 45° angle. You do this to control the cracks that will form as the bread is baking. Bake for 35 minutes.

    Step 13

    Let your bread cool for 20 minutes before cutting it.

    Step 14

    The bread is soft and with small holes. It will keep fresh for 2-3 days. Just keep it out of the fridge and NOT in a plastic bag. Wrap it in a tea towel if you feel you must cover it up.