WHITE SANDWICH BREAD
White Sandwich Bread
- Cooking Time: 35-40 minutes
- Servings: 1 loaf
- Preparation Time: 3 1/2 hours
- 1 package of active dry yeast
- 2 cups warm water (105 to 115 degrees)
- 3 teaspoons sugar.
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
- butter or olive oil for coating bowl
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Pour yeast over 1/2 of the warm water.
Add sugar and stir.
Allow yeast to bloom for five minutes.
Blend together the flour and salt in a large bowl.
Add the yeast mixture and the rest of the water to the flour mixture.
Mix dough roughly with your hands until dough forms into a ball.
Add more flour if the dough is too wet. Add more water if the dough is too dry.
Move dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead for 5 minutes
Oil or butter a bowl and roll dough in it to coat the dough evenly.
Cover tightly with plastic wrap and set in a warm place to rise for 1 1/2 hours.
After dough has risen, punch the dough down.
Transfer to floured work surface and knead again for 3 minutes.
Shape into loaf and place in loaf pan.
Let rise for 1 hour.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped.