How to Bake Sandwich Bread

by Rachelle Yarnall

Make homemade bread with basic ingredients. Only one rising time so it cuts down on time overall. Don't be intimidated by the number of steps. It is really quite easy!

Supplies

  • 1 ¾ Cups All purpose flour
  • ¾ Cups Whole wheat flour
  • ¼ Cups Brown sugar
  • ¾ Teaspoons Salt
  • ¾ Teaspoons Active dry yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon Milled flax seed (optional)
  • ¼ Cups Vegetable oil
  • ½ Cups Water
  • ¼ Cups Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Put wheat flour, brown sugar, yeast, salt, flaxseed, and 1 cup of the white flour in large mixing bowl. I use my Kitchen Aid mixer, with the flat beater attached.

    Step 2

    Stir until well combined.

    Step 3

    Heat water and milk in microwave until quite warm, about 1 minute. You should be able to comfortably keep your fingers in the liquid after heating.

    Step 4

    Add warmed water and milk to dry mixture. Also add oil and egg.

    Step 5

    Mix well.

    Step 6

    Remove flat beater and clean it off as best you can.

    Step 7

    Attach dough hook attachment. Add 1/2 cup white flour to the bowl.

    Step 8

    Mix on low speed. Scrape sides as needed. Continue to add flour 1/4 cup at a time until it forms a ball (see next screen for video of this).

    Step 9

    How your dough should look.

    Step 10

    Use a spatula to help get the dough out for kneading.

    Step 11

    Sprinkle flour on the counter where you will be kneading the dough.

    Step 12

    How to knead dough. Just use two hands instead of one.

    Step 13

    Once the dough is has most of the sticky gone, form into a rectangle the same size as your loaf pan. Be sure to grease the pan.

    Step 14

    Set dough in a warm place free of drafts. For me, this is at the back of my stove with the range hood light on. Cover if you wish (sometimes it helps the dough to rise faster).

    Step 15

    Let dough rise until it just reaches the top of the loaf pan.

    Step 16

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake bread on center rack for 25-30 minutes.

    Step 17

    Remove from oven when it is nicely browned.

    Step 18

    Immediately remove from pan and cool on wire rack. Enjoy!