White Sandwich Bread & Awards!!

Posted: June 27, 2011 by incidentalcooksuman in Baking, Bread, Breakfast
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Since, I am getting comfortable with yeast, the next thing I wanted to try baking is simple white sandwich bread. The best thing I have learned after couple of fail attempts and couple of success is that you have to be patient while working with yeast. It really takes time to shows its magic. And the outcome will always amazed you. I always considered baking bread would be a whole lot of task but within 2 1/2 hrs, I was done with everything and have put the bread in oven to bake…AMAZING!! Isn’t it??

The best part when you bake your bread is your whole house is filled with freshly baked aroma which is mind-blowing. Anything ‘Home-made’ means you know where your food comes from and what’s in it. Also, you can control the qualities of ingredients going in your food…Win-win!!

This is my favorite recipe and I loved the outcome, it is dense, hearty, crusty yet still moist and fresh. It is delicious with just some butter or jam on side. ahh..simply YUMM!! This recipe is surely a keeper in my house, I hope you guys also try this recipe and love it as much as I do.

Recipe Adapted from browneyedbaker

Ingredients:

  • 3 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2  1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter,  melted and cooled
  • 1 cup 2% milk, warm
  • 1/4 cup water, warm
  • 1  1/2  teaspoon salt

Method:

  • In a bowl, combine milk, water, honey and microwave for 45-47 seconds or until the liquid is luke warm.
  • To this fluid add the cooled butter and yeast and let it sit for 5 minutes or until the yeast gets active.
  • In another bowl, mix together the salt and all-purpose flour.
  • Pour the yeast mixture into bowl of dry ingredients, using a mixer with dough hook, or by hand, knead dough until smooth but not sticky.
  • Coat a big bowl with the 1/2 teaspoon of oil, drop in the dough, and coat with oil all over. Seal the bowl with plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm place until doubled, about an hour.You’ll know the dough has finished rising when you poke it with your finger and it holds the depression and doesn’t bounce back. At this point, punch down the dough lightly.
  • Shape the dough into a rectangle about 1 inch thick, 4 inches wide, and 9 inch long. The length and width should be approximately the size of your loaf pan. Form it into a loaf by rolling the dough from the length side, pinching the crease with each rotation.  In other words, shape the dough into loaves by stretching around the sides gently and forming a seam at the bottom.
  • Place the loaf, seam side down, in a greased loaf pan, the ends of the loaf should touch the ends of the pan. Cover the pan with a kitchen towel and put them in a warm place to rise again for about 30 minutes or until the dough just comes lightly above the rims of the pan.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees with the oven rack on the middle shelf. Bake the bread for 40-45 minutes, or until the crust is well browned.
  • When the bread is finished baking, remove it from the loaf pan and cool completely on a rack before slicing and enjoying the slices.

Now comes the award:
I got these awards from Deepa at Hamaree Rasoi..thanks Deepa for sharing the same with me, very kind and sweet of you dear..you are an inspiration, love your blog and recipes..Also, invite you all to visit her sites if you have not done already.

As the rule says, I have to forward these awards to 15 other bloggers to keep the ball rolling. And let the nominated bloggers know about their award. So, here’s goes the name in a random order and  everyone listed below, please accept the awards…Thanks!!

Aipi from US Masala,    Nashira from Plateful,     Ananda from A pinch of Love,    KanKana from Sunshine and Smile,  Sangeetha from Kothiyavunu,   Shobha from Good Food ,   Biny from Binysrecipes, Priya from Priya’s Easy and Tasty Recipes,    Swathi from Zesty South Indian Kitchen ,   Sonia from My Creative Flavors,    Sarah Naveen from @ Vazhayila,   Sushma Mallya from Authentic Food Delight,    Devaki from Weave a Thousand Flavors,   Mary from One Perfect Bite,   Joumana from Taste of Beirut

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Comments
  1. Suman…Tried this out….came very well..Thanks for the recipe…

  2. Sridevi says:

    Fantastic bread loaf Suman…looks moist and perfect. loved your Pav buns too..

  3. The bread looks perfectly baked, homely and moreish – this recipe looks like a keeper!

    Hey congrats on your shower of awards. You deserve every single one of them, Suman! Love your space and all the incredible recipes and photos you share with us. Wish you plenty more years of happy blogging! And thanks so much for sharing your happiness with me too. You are so sweet and kind. Love and hugs!

  4. So far never tried sandwich bread but yours looks perfect and wonderful. Thanks for sharing this great recipe…

  5. such a well done bread, kudos lady and thank you so much for the award :)

  6. Sum says:

    The bread looks wonderfully textured.. I’m yet to try this one….

  7. Congratulations on your awards!
    Your bread is perfectly baked! It looks so soft and lovely! Have a nice day!

  8. Vatsala says:

    This is perfectly done bread.
    First time here and subscribing for the feeds. Hope you will visit me too.
    Show and Tell
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  9. kothiyavunu says:

    superb!! perfect bread suman..Congrats on ur awards and wishing u many more to come..Thx for sharing for with me ..happy to receive it from u dear!

  10. Gopika says:

    Woww.. the bread looks perfect and soft.. Yumm.. Congratsss.. on ur awards :D Love your space..

  11. Sarah Naveen says:

    Suman, wow wow wow…what a fantastic looking bread..i can get the smell here :)..OOh♥♥♥…

    and congrats on the award..and thanks a lot for think of me ..

  12. deepti says:

    Perfectly baked home made bread…loved the texture..

    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

  13. Mary says:

    Your bread looks like it was made by a pro of long standing. Kudos. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  14. kankana says:

    The bread looks perfect :) I am not yet successful in baking bread at home.. got a bread machine and I just use that.
    Thanks so much for sharing the award with me. I am honored !

  15. deepti says:

    Perfect Home Made Bread….Recipe bookmarked

    http://panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

  16. krishnaveni says:

    bread looks so perfect

  17. arthi says:

    the bread looks so soft..very tempting..

  18. Rosa May says:

    Congrats on the awards!

    That loaf is fabulous! I’d love to eat some cheese with it…

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  19. Rinku Naveen says:

    Wow Suman Sandwich bread looks so perfect! Bookmarking this..

  20. Priya says:

    Omg, bread looks super prefect, and wonderfully baked, love that crust and texture..

  21. sheeba says:

    Recently bought a bread machine……..will try this recipe on that…. i can get the aroma here already lovely reading ur post

  22. Ambreen says:

    Wow! Perfect & delicious looking bread, nothing tastes better than home-made food. Great job! Congratulations on your well deserved awards :)

  23. Seema says:

    Hey Suman,

    Girl, you are rocking with yeast! I’m yet to come out of my inhibitions after few failed attempts…

    Regards,
    Seema

  24. Bread loooks so yum…v well baked bread ..Congrats on ur awards and thanks a ton for sharing it with me…much appreciated:)

  25. Sobha Shyam says:

    The sandwich bread looks awesome, great that u baked it with so much perfection, cant imagine the aroma in the house once it was baked..Thanx a lot for sharing the awards with me :)

    Ongoing Event at Good Food:
    COOK IT HEALTHY:PROTEINicious

  26. Swathi says:

    White bread and pav looks delicious , Nice crust and crumb.congrats on your awards, wishing many more to come. Thanks for sharing the award with me.

  27. Vimitha says:

    Perfectly baked bread… And congrats on all ur awards dear…

  28. Simply Life says:

    nothing beats homemade bread- this looks perfect!

  29. Suja says:

    Perfectly baked,home made is the best..beautiful clicks dear

  30. aipi says:

    A splendid loaf! Love the taste n aroma of homemade bread n the taste is definitely unbeatable!
    Congrats on your awards, very well deserved n thanks for the share ~ really appreciate it :)
    US Masala

  31. Priti says:

    Looks perfect ..n so soft ….bookmarked

  32. biny anoop says:

    Suman dats perfect….i bet…it looks like store bought but its sure gona be more tasty….gr8 shape as well
    congrats on the award and thx for sharing

  33. Deepa says:

    Such a lovely looking bread ! superb texture and i can almost feel the softness from the screen.
    Congrats on your awards and thankuuuu so much for the mention. I love your blog too dear:-)

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