I make Sourdough Bread every week…& then Challah on Friday….but I really wanted to make a different bread this week! If you haven’t made bread before this makes one simple loaf of bread so might be a good recipe to start your bread making !!
I love a soft white bread…. great for grilled cheese sandwiches… or tuna…and even the peanut butter/potaot chip sandwich I mentioned in the Peanut Butter Potato Chip Cookie recipe the other day! So sometimes a beautiful sandwich loaf is delicious.
I looked at the recipe on Bon Appetit… my ‘go-to- recipe site & there was a bread recipe called
BA’s Best Sandwich Bread click to see the original recipe
I decided to change the recipe.. hoping it would work…so that the bread was parve.. I did not have dry milk powder called for in the recipe & I always like to have a vegan/parve bread in the house, so if I am out of Challah by mid-week I will make this. The recipe is simple & quick! Great toasted or just soft ..
Here is my recipe adapted from BA’s Best Sandwhich Loaf
1 cup warm water
2 1/4 tsp yeast
2 tbsp sugar
3 cups bread flour plus
1 tbsp kosher salt
4 tbsp oil .. I used canola oil but you could use any oil
plus… about a tsp of oil to put on top of the bread dough before it is baked
1 greased loaf pan.. I use non=stick spray or brush with oil
- Put 1 cup of warm water.. make sure it is not too hot or it will kill the yeast..add the 2 tbsp of sugar, give that a bit of a stir, sprinkle the 2 1/4 tsp yeast on top & stir. Let this sit for about 5 minutes until it gets foamy
- Meanwhile, in the bowl of your food processor, mixer..with the dough hook.. or in a bowl, add the flour & salt. Pulse about 4 times to combine the flour & salt or give a stir with a whisk
- When the yeast is foamy, add to the flour along with the 4 tbsp of oil
- If using your processor, process until the dough forms a ball around the blade & then continue for about 2 minutes or so..if the dough does not form into a ball, put about 2 tbsp of flour in through the feed tube & it should be enough just to get the dough together. if using a mixer.mix on medium speed for about 8 minutes, or turn out onto a work surface and knead by hand until the dough is smooth & can form into a ball. Add more flour as needed so that the dough is not sticky when you knead it . Remove the dough from the food processor or mixer and put onto a work surface & knead for a bout 1 -2 minutes to form into a smooth ball.
- Put about 1 tsp of oil into a bowl… spread it around to coat all of the bowl
- Put the dough into the bowl & roll it around so that all sides of the dough is lightly covered with oil
- Cover with plastic wrap, foil, ( I use a silicone lid.) & let rise in a warm place for an hour
- When the dough has risen, punch it down to release the gas
- Turn the dough out onto a work surface & gently form it into a 9 inch log
- Put the dough into the prepared loaf pan. Cover with plastic wrap.. loosely..& let it rise in a warm place for about an hour..until the dough is approx 1/2 inch from the top of the baking pan
- Preheat the oven to 350f while the dough is rising
- Uncover the dough
- Using a sharp knife make 3 slashes in the top of the dough at an angle about 1/2 inch deep or you can make one long slash down the middle of the bread
- Lightly brush the top of the bread dough with some oil..
- Bake the dough in the preheated oven until puffed, golden brown … about an hour. The bread should sound hollow when you tap the bottom of it once removed from the pan…
- Let the bread cool on a cooling rack.
*** I found that by day 2 the bread was not as fresh… so it is best toasted then!