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Easy White Sandwich Bread

This Easy White Sandwich Bread is a super simple, easy to make classic white bread that's a great introduction to bread making!
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Diet Low Fat, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Resting time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings 12 slice loaf
Author Tracy

Ingredients

  • 10 grams granulated sugar about 2 teaspoons
  • 355 grams warm water (90-100 degrees) about 1 1/2 cups
  • 8 grams instant yeast 1 package or 2 1/4 teaspoons
  • 23 grams vegetable oil about 2 tabelspoons
  • 525 grams all purpose flour about 4 1/4 cups
  • 15 grams fine ground non-iodized salt about 2 1/2 teaspoons

Instructions

  • Activate the yeast by adding it to the sugar and water in the bowl of a stand mixer with a dough hook, approximately 10 minutes, until it's frothy.
  • In a separate large bowl, add flour and salt and mix.
  • Once the yeast is foamy and activated, add vegetable oil and mix on low with dough hook.
  • Slowly add flour 1/3 of a cup at a time mixing on low until all is well combined and dough pulls cleanly from the side of the bowl.
  • Transfer dough to a well oiled large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled (approximately 60-90 minutes).
  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and liberally grease a 9 X 5 loaf pan.
  • Lightly flour a counter and then shape dough into a large ball.
  • Add dough to well greased (or parchment paper lined) loaf pan. Gently cover with a linen towel and let it rise again for another 30 minutes.
  • Once it's risen to fill out the loaf pan, use a very sharp knife or bread lame to score top of dough 3 times. Spritz with a little cold water.
  • Add to oven and bake for 40 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, open oven and spritz the top of loaf again with cold water.
  • After final 20 minutes, take pan out of oven and take out of pan and cool on side. Let cool for at least 60 minutes before slicing.
  • Enjoy!