Sandwich Bread


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Bread is really easy to make. When I bake bread, I wonder why I even buy any, because it is really easy and fast when making it yourself, except the dough rise. It takes a while.

You will need warm water, warm milk, yeast, salt, sugar, butter and apple sauce (optional).

Dissolve the yeast in a glass with the lukewarm water, add the salt, cover it and then set the glass aside for a good 30 minutes. It will not rise a lot, because of the salt.

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Then put flour, warm milk, soft butter, and applesauce in a bowl, add the yeast salt water mixture and knead everything together very well. I include applesauce, because it gives the bread a special crumb and the bread does not get dry. But if you do not want to open a glass, you can also omit the applesauce.

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It should be kneaded vigorously for at least 5 minutes, the best is 7-10 minutes. So the flour can bind best and the glue will unfold. Cover the dough and allow it to rest for at least 1 1/2 hours in a warm place. The dough is relatively “soggy”, which is quite normal. Do not add more flour.

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When the dough has risen, punch it down and divide the dough in half. Roll each half into a rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Roll the rectangle up into a cylinder, and place it seam-side down in a lightly greased bread pan (I used a 9-inch bread pan). Cover and let it rise in a warm place for one hour.

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Preheat oven to 425 Fahrenheit. When the loaves have risen to double the size, place them in the preheated oven. Bake for 5 min, then lower the temperature of the oven to 355 Fahrenheit and bake for another 40 min.

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Let the bread cool, before slicing.

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Ingredients for 2 loaves of breads

  • 8 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/4 cup water, lukewarm
  • 1 1/4 cup milk, lukewarm
  • 20 g salt
  • 15 g sugar
  • 20 g yeast
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoon applesauce (optional)

Instructions

Dissolve the yeast in a glass with the lukewarm water, add the salt, cover it and set the glass aside for a good 30 minutes.

Then put flour, warm milk, soft butter, and apple sauce in a bowl, add yeast salt water and knead everything together very well.
It should be kneaded for at least 5 minutes, the best is 7-10 minutes.
Do not add another flour. Cover the dough and allow to rest for at least 1 1/2 hours in a warm place.

When the dough has risen, punch it down and divide the dough in half. Roll each half into a rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Roll the rectangle up into a cylinder, and place it seam-side down in a lightly greased bread pan (I used 9-inch bread pan). Cover and let rise in a warm place for one hour.

Preheat oven to 425 Fahrenheit. When the loaves have risen to double the size, place them in the preheated oven. Bake for 5 min, then lower the temperature of the oven to 355 Fahrenheit and bake for another 40 min.

Let it cool before slicing.

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