Monday, November 23, 2009

The search for the perfect (swoon-worthy) sandwich bread...

is still on, as it turns out. It was pretty and easy and decent tasting, but it didn't make me swoon.

I made this bread for some delicious sandwiches but wasn't too impressed. If anyone has a good recipe for sandwich bread, send it my way, okay? Oooor, maybe you've got tips for livening this one up a bit...

Check it out:

4 c flour
2 tsp salt
2 tsp yeast
1 cup warm milk
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp sugar

Put the warm milk, yeast and sugar in the bread machine pan. Then get all the rest of your ingredients together while the milk mixture and yeast hang out together for a few minites. Put the rest of the ingredients in and set to a 2lb loaf size. Begin to knead.

When the mixing cycle is done, leave in in the bread machine pan to rise for an hour. After an hour, remove the dough from the bread pan and shape into a loaf. Put into a well greased loaf pan. Cover and let rise another hour or so. It should rise well over the top of the pan. If not, let it rise a bit more.

Preheat oven to 375. Bake for around 45 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool completely before cutting.

Eat in honor of my 200th post!!!



Darla said...

Mmmmm.... Homemade bread....

I'm pretty much incapable of following a recipe without tweaking it a little. This sounds like the basic bread recipe I start with, then I do things like substituting oatmeal for some of the flour, or stirring in a handful of seeds, or some onion flakes, grated cheese, Italian seasoning...whatever strikes me as yummy at the time.

Of course, some things turn out better than others. :)

One thing that does liven up the flavor of plain bread for me is substituting olive oil for the butter. Depends on your tastes, of course.

Cathy (breadexperience) said...

Your homemade bread looks pretty good to me for a white sandwich bread. I'll have to try it.

I made some English Muffin bread in the BBA Challenge. I don't know if it would make you swoon, but it was really good especially as a PB&J sandwich and as toast.

Here is the link to the post if you're interested