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White sandwich bread served

White Sandwich Bread

Course Breakfast
Servings 2 Loaves


  • 4.5 Cups All-Purpose Flour (plus more for dusting)
  • 2 1/4 Teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Cup Warm Milk
  • 1 Cup Warm Water
  • 4 Tablespoons Unsalted butter (plus more for brushing)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt


  1. Proof Yeast: In a mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water (not hot, warm enough that you can touch) and set aside for about 5 minutes, you'll notice it has foamed up.

  2. Add warm butter, milk, sugar, and salt. Whisk and add to the yeast. You can use a stand mixer or hand and mix flour about 1/3 at a time, continue to mix. It should be sticky.  But if you need to add more flour please do depending on the humidity in your kitchen

  3. If you use hand transfer to a floured surface and knead the dough on it for about 15 minutes until it's smooth and elastic. If you're using a mixer knead for about 8-10minutes, and form the dough into a ball.

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  4. Grease a bowl and transfer the dough ball, cover and keep in a warm place to rise(double), it takes about one hour or more. TIP: I usually warm my oven ahead to make the process faster.

    White sandwich bread first rise
  5. Place the dough on a floured worktop and knead for about 3 minutes cut into two and form a bread shape.

    White sandwich bread punch down
  6. Place in the prepared baking pan. keep in a warm place and let it rise the second time.

    White sandwich bread in a pan
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  8. When the dough has doubled brush melted over it and bake in the preheated oven and bake for about 25 minutes or until the top is golden brown and all cooked through.

    White sandwich bread brush butter
  9. Rub butter over the bread immediately it comes out the oven. Let it cool. 

    White sandwich bread out of oven
  10. Serve and enjoy!

    White sandwich bread served