Years and years ago, we found the best homemade sandwich bread recipe and we have never looked back. We usually bake several loaves in one day and just freeze them, but the bread at it’s freshest is like nothing I’ve ever eaten before. Our favorite homemade sandwich bread will quickly become yours too.
So delicious and soft and perfect. We occasionally pick up a loaf of store bought sandwich bread for a wide variety of reasons, but for the most part, this is the one we stick to – tried and true…. frugal and amazing.
You should totally try it.
Oh, and another “frugal” thing we do is to keep any bread bags and ties we have to store the bread in.
It’s a great way to reuse the bags that store bought bread comes in.
We do the same thing for our hamburger buns, hotdog buns and bagels which we are now making from scratch. Next, we’ll try English Muffins.
Anyway, let’s move on with this incredible homemade sandwich bread. That’s why you’re here, right?
This is probably the best homemade sandwich bread recipe I have ever found, and I’ve certainly tried a lot.
The crumb is nice and even, not crumbly at all.
The crust is actually really soft and even a little chewy in a good way.
I am not a huge fan of crust. As a kid I cut it off, as an adult, I eat it, but not a fan. I absolutely adore the crust on this bread. It’s just delicious. I’ve even been known to dip it in soup or spread a little butter on the crust too. Delish!
If you’d like a light crust, use a glass loaf pan. For a medium crust, use a metal loaf pan for baking.
My house still smells amazing from this homemade sandwich bread. I love the smell of fresh baked bread. And this homemade sandwich bread is so awesome because you can use it for anything you would use regular store bought sandwich bread for. Yep, that’s right – toast, french toast (heavenly!), bread crumbs, grilled cheese and so on.
Assume if you can use regular store bought sandwich bread for something, you can use this homemade sandwich bread – and it will taste better too. I promise.
Baking bread is really easy. This recipe makes two 1 pound loaves of sandwich bread. Warning: If you have a family of seven, they will consume at least a loaf a day.
You will need two loaf pans. I typically use my Pyrex 9×5 inch glass loaf pans, because I prefer a lighter crust on a sandwich bread, but again, use what you prefer.
While many of you probably have stand mixers, and if you do, feel free to use it to mix the ingredients (about five minutes), but I just do it the old fashioned way.
There is something very therapeutic about kneading dough. Since I do it the old fashioned way, I usually knead it for about 10 minutes.
Oh yeah, and make sure you take off your rings, because otherwise, it’s a lot of fun to try and get the dough out of all the little crevices. Or not.
Update: I have one now. A stand mixer. And I still do it the old fashioned way, but sometimes – if I’m making a lot, it’s nice to have the stand mixer.
A quick repost of my favorite homemade sandwich bread.
Homemade Sandwich Bread Printable Recipe
Do you make your own homemade sandwich bread? If not, you have got to try this recipe. Once is all it will take to get you hooked on the texture, the flavor and the ease. Not to mention the frugality of it all.