Making your own bread is really easy to do. It doesn’t take much effort and the benefits really pay off. Since it’s summer time, you may have a little extra time to perfect your sandwich bread recipe before school starts.
1 cup warm water
2 tbsp sugar
2 1/2 tsp yeast
1/4 cup oil
3 cups bread flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
Yields 2 standard loaves
In a bowl add in 1 cup warm water, stir in yeast and sugar. Set a timer for 10 minutes. It will start bubbling and at the end of 10 minutes, it will be bubbly and frothy. Add the oil and then dump in the bread machine bread pan.
Next add your flour and top with the salt.
(I realize your bread machine may say to do this in a different order, but do it this way and you will have a perfect loaf.)
Set your bread machine to the dough setting.
And the end of this cycle, dump the dough on a floured surface. Knead with floured hands a couple of times. Form into a loaf. Spray or grease your loaf pan. Place dough inside. I then sprayed my loaf with Pam so it didn’t dry out. Let rise 1 hour or until it rises up out of the loaf pan by an inch or so.
Preheat your oven completely before putting the loaf in -to 350 degrees.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes or until golden brown. (check at 20 minutes).
Let it sit in the pan about 5 minutes. Then, carefully (because the loaf is so soft) take it out of the pan and let it cool on a cooling rack. Let it cool completely and then slice using an electric knife or large seregated knife.
Note: If you don’t have a bread machine, you can surely try this without using one. If you do, let us know how it turns out!