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need a good sandwich bread ... please!

flour-girl's picture

need a good sandwich bread ... please!

Hi --

I need to bake some sandwich bread today and am wanting to try something new. We tend to favor light wheat-oatmeal here, but I'm open to any suggestions ...

What's your favorite sandwich bread recipe, the one you keep coming back to time after time?

Thanks! Happy Baking!


Flour Girl


janij's picture

But it has oatmeal and you can add wheat flour.  I have.  This makes 2 loaves.

2 1/2 c water

1/2 -1 c non fat dry milk (you can use part milk for the water and skip this)

1/4 c oil, butter or whatever I use olive oil

1/4 c sugar I use brown but you can use white or honey

2 1/2 t salt

1 T yeast

1 c oatmeal

up to 7 c flour any mix.  i wouldn't put more than 2-3 c of wheat in it or it could get dense

Mix oatmeal, 2-3 c four, suagr, oil, salt, yeast and dry mix.  Mix well.  I usually beat it in the mixer for about 3-4 min.  then add in enough flour and knead.  let rise 1-2 hrs.  I normally do 2 hrs with one fold.  Pan and let rise another 1-1 1/2 hrs.  Bake at 375 for 40 min.  This make 2 large loaves. 9x5.  Hope this helps.  I make it in 4 loaf batches, slice it and freeze it.

flour-girl's picture

for the sandwich bread recipes. I'll have to give those a try. I ended up trying -- and loving -- the Milk and Honey Whole-Wheat Bread in Beth Hensperger's "Bread for Breakfast." It's definitely a keeper.

I've posted the recipe on Flour Girl, where I'm also discussing favorite baking books. I'd love to hear what bread book tops your list.


Happy baking!


Flour Girl