(An update from the archives: I’ve recently remade this recipe with more honey than originally called for. The result was amazing, so I thought I’d share the recipe again.)
It’s simple. It’s easy. It’s wonderful. It’s… Homemade white bread, and it only took a few minutes of actual work to make perfectly the very first time. Trust me folks, if I can do this, so can you! if you’ve got a stand mixer with a dough hook this is as simple as it gets, it contains no preservatives and it stores well. (The loaf pictured above spent a week in the fridge… It’s still wonderful and will be finished off tonight.)
This is probably one of the tastiest bread recipes I’ve come across for everyday use. The recipe makes two full-sized loaves and my kids think it’s got the over the counter stuff beat by miles when it comes to a good PB&J. If you figure up the cost to make it, it’s about 1/4 the price of any loaf at your local market, but twice as good, so even the tiny bit of effort required makes this cost effective as well as delicious.
Another plus of this recipe over other is that it’s a very firm crumb and easily handles duty as a sandwich bread. I’ve tried several recipes that simply could not hold up to the role of sandwich bread. This loaf does not disappoint in that regard. It’s soft enough to be enjoyable, but firm enough to stand up to everything from peanut butter to hot roast beef without crumbling or turning to mush. In short, it’s the perfect alternative to store-bought sandwich bread. Give it a try, you’ll like it!
And if your wondering if this is the perfect bread to make your family his Thanksgiving or Christmas, the answer is YES! It’ll make wonderful Turkey Sandwiches!
What I would have done Differently had I thought of it at the time:
More Honey! Yep, way more honey.
Links to other recipes like this:
- Easy Basic White Sandwich Bread, from A Year In Bread
- Amish White Bread, from Tammy’s Recipes