Sandwich Bread Recipe

My sandwich bread recipe can be made ahead and frozen as dough or as baked bread.

Bread is such a staple in most family meal plans that there should always be a loaf in the freezer, and if that can be a homemade loaf without all the preservatives found in store bough bread today all the better.

This bread is great for frozen sandwiches, super quick lunches even on your busiest days.

White Sandwich Bread Recipe
(2 loaves)

  • 5 1/2 - 6 cups flour, all purpose or bread
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups water

Optional:

  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered milk, or substitute milk for up to half the water.

Combine two cups of flour, sugar, salt, un-dissolved yeast and if your using it the powdered milk. Use water OR regular milk that is warm to the touch and add to dry ingredients.

Beat well, I usually use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer for this part. Mix for about two minutes to get the gluten started, then add in more flour one cup at a time. After four cups of flour I turn the dough out to a floored surface, usually my kitchen table, and knead by hand. My mixer starts to strain if I try to make this double batch with all the flour in it.

After kneading, then let rest for 10 minutes. Punch down the dough and cut in in half. I use a knife to cut the dough. Shape into loaves and let rise until doubled about 45 minutes.

Bake at 400 Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes. Immediately remove from the pan and let cool.

To Freeze:
How to freeze bread dough after shaping but before rising. Freeze for 2-3 months.

How to freeze baked bread after it has cooled completely. Slice before freezing if desired. Wrap well in freezer quality materials. I use a plastic freezer bag or plastic wrap and tin foil. Freeze for up to 6 months if well wrapped.

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