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Homemade Sandwich bread

Recipe:

2 cups of warm water (105 degrees)

1/4 cup of sugar

1 1/2 Tablespoons of active dry yeast

1 teaspoon of salt

1/4 cup of vegetable oil

6 cups of bread flour

This is the kind I use:

Directions:

Add yeast to the water and stir. Once the bubbles form, add sugar, salt, oil, and flour, one cup at a time. Stirring to mix well. Place in a warm place to rise for 1 hour.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes (although, I never cook mine the full 30)

This bread has become my staple sandwich bread. One of my good friends is a Mennonite and we use to bake together all the time. That was back when I had time, before all these kids! 😜 I have tried for literally years to make a good sandwich bread to mimic hers, but I never could get it as fluffy or the right consistency.

I ran out of bread a few weeks back and because of the corona virus, I decided it wasn’t worth a trip to the store. I tried a couple of recipes I found online, but they fell apart. So, I broke hers out and it worked! Its been years since I tried, so I’m not sure what the difference was, but it tasted sooo good, but it also held up for sandwiches! I think maybe I had overkneaded it before (can we say working out some agression 😂) and also this time I used bread flour, when I think before maybe I had used regular. Whatever the reason, I though it may just be luck, but so far I’ve made it every 2 days (remember all those kids?) for the last 2 weeks and its been great every time.

*I will say, this is good for sandwiches, but it still is homemade bread so it’s not going to be the “exact” same as store-bought. It is the best that I have found in my not so scientific research.

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