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Everyday Sandwich Loaf

EVERYDAY SANDWICH LOAF RECIPE BY: CECE KIRKWOOD THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS.

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Fluffy. Easy to slice. Delicious. Perfect Crust. 

These are all words I would use to describe the Everyday Sandwich Loaf 

The inspiration for this recipe came from my Dad. A couple of weeks ago, he shared that he was at the grocery store and decided he wanted to bake his own sandwich bread rather than buying a loaf. 

Unfortunately, because he was in the grocery store, he didn’t have any cell service and for whatever reason grocery stores are just stacks and stacks of bricks that block cell service. Without cell service, he couldn’t look up a recipe. 

So he went to the baking aisle, picked up bags of flour and found one that also had a sandwich loaf recipe on the back of it. He bought the ingredients he needed (including the flour) and headed home to bake the bread. 

Needless to say… it was not a good recipe. 

So I said, “you know what.. I bet my Easy Homemade Bread Recipe would lend itself to being an amazing sandwich bread as well”. So off I went to experiment and truly… it is exquisite.

This bread is perfect for all sandwiches. I am talking everything from an ooey-gooey grilled cheese all the way to a simple meat and cheese sandwich for lunch. 

So to begin this bake, you will need one base Easy Homemade Bread Recipe.

The Process 

Prepare the Bread Dough

Follow my Easy Homemade Bread Recipe up through the 1.5 hour rest and rise (Step 7). This Everyday Sandwich Loaf picks up during the…

Pre-Shape and Pre-Heat

Instead of pre-shaping this bread into a boule, you will want to shape the dough into a nice oval log. Drop the bread dough onto a well-floured surface and flatten it out a bit. Pull the top third of the dough up and away from you, then fold it down onto itself, towards the center of the dough. Repeat with the bottom third of dough.

Flip the dough 180 degrees so the seam is going up and down. Roll the dough up from top to bottom. Then begin to tuck in the sides of the bread by pinching the dough together and underneath. Flip the dough, seam side up and continue pinching the dough together until you have a nice, sealed log ready for its final rest. 

Place the pre-shaped dough in a bread basket, seam side up, cover with a towel and let it rest for 1 hour. 

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. 

Score, Bake and Enjoy the Everyday Sandwich Loaf

After an hour, your dough will be ready for baking. If it splits a bit at the seam don’t worry, this dough is just very elastic. Seal it back up by pinching together the sides, then flip the dough out of the proofing basket and onto your work surface, seam side down. 

Give the bread one deep score down the center of the loaf, using a sharp knife or a bread lame.

Then, grab the sandwich loaf tin and spray it with a nonstick spray. Then gently lift the dough and place it into the bread tin. You may need to squeeze the edges in a bit to make everything fit, but she will, I promise! 

Now, bake the bread in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Then reduce the heat in the oven to 375 degrees F and bake for another 25 – 30 minutes.

The bread will be done when you give it a light tap and it sounds mostly hollow inside. The crust should also be a nice golden color. 

Allow the bread to cool fully before slicing and devouring!

The Tips 

How do I store the sandwich bread?

I like to slice the entire loaf as soon as it is cooled. Then place in an airtight bag or container. The bread will last for 2-3 days sealed on the counter or up to 2 weeks in the freezer!

Why is the Easy Homemade Bread recipe in grams?

Baking is a science and in science you want things to be exact and precise. The best way to do this is by weighing out your ingredients using a simple scale. Ever baked a cookie using the same recipe, yet somehow it turns out slightly different each time? That is because when measuring by volume, you can’t be as precise. It is vital that your ingredient ratios are accurate for a reliable bake every time.

The Everyday Sandwich Loaf Recipe

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Everyday Sandwich Loaf

Everyday Sandwich Loaf sliced and sitting on a wooden cutting board

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  • Author: Cece
  • Prep Time: 3 hr
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total Time: 3 hr 45 min
  • Yield: 1 Loaf

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Instead of pre-shaping this bread into a boule, you will want to shape the dough into a nice oval log. Drop the bread dough onto a well floured surface and flatten it out a bit. Pull the top third of the dough up and away from you, then fold it down onto itself, towards the center of the dough. Repeat with the bottom third of dough.

  2. Flip the dough 180 degrees so the seam is going up and down. Roll the dough up from top to bottom. Then begin to tuck in the sides of the bread by pinching the dough together and underneath. Flip the dough, seam side up and continue pinching the dough together until you have a nice, sealed log ready for its final rest. 

  3. Place the pre-shaped dough in a bread basket, seam side up, cover with a towel and let it rest for 1 hour. 

  4. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. 

  5. After an hour, your dough will be ready for baking. If it splits a bit at the seam don’t worry, this dough is just very elastic. Seal it back up by pinching together the sides, then flip the dough out of the proofing basket and onto your work surface, seam side down. 

  6. Give the bread one deep score down the center of the loaf, using a sharp knife or a bread lame.

  7. Then, grab the sandwich loaf tin and spray it with a nonstick spray. Then gently lift the dough and place it into the bread tin. You may need to squeeze the edges in a bit to make everything fit, but she will, I promise! 

  8. Now, bake the bread in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Then reduce the heat in the oven to 375 degrees F and bake for another 25 – 30 minutes.

  9. The bread will be done when you give it a light tap and it sounds mostly hollow inside. The crust should also be a nice golden color. 

  10. Allow the bread to cool fully before slicing and devouring!

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