Blog > Simply Sandwich Bread Find A Store Simply Sandwich Bread Learn how to make simple white sandwich bread using a few baking ingredients like flour, water, yeast, salt, and milk. This recipe yields 1 loaf, so it’s perfect if you only have 1 loaf pan. Sandwich Bread Video Tutorial Here are the basic steps: Make the dough with a few standard ingredients.Knead the dough.Let the dough rise for 1-2 hours.Punch down the dough and roll it into a rectangle.Roll it up and place in a loaf pan.Let the shaped bread rise for 1 more hour.Bake until golden brown. Most of the work is hands-off and you can easily get started the day ahead of time. And you also have the wonderful bonus of your kitchen smelling like a professional bakery! This homemade dough is soft. My #1 tips are to make sure you’re using a combination of water and milk and bread flour instead of all-purpose flour. Here are some other ingredients you need: Yeast: Start with quality yeast. I always depend on Platinum Yeast from Red Star. It’s an instant yeast that builds a stronger and more voluminous dough.Sugar: Sugar feeds the yeast and adds flavor.Water & Milk: For soft, flavorful, and chewy bread, use a combination of water and milk.Butter: Butter adds flavor.Salt: Salt also adds necessary flavor.Bread Flour: Flour is the entire structure of the bread. Bread flour is best here because of its strong gluten formation and high rise. You can use all-purpose flour if that’s all you have, though. This bread is a basic staple in any bread baker’s repertoire, but it’s also a recipe that shouldn’t be overlooked. There’s nothing on earth quite like homemade bread and my recipe is loaf perfection– rising tall, tasting buttery-soft, and making the most epic sandwiches. It’s truthfully the best homemade bread I’ve ever tasted and it all comes from just 7 ingredients. And if you’re nervous to bake with yeast, I guarantee you will finally feel confident with this no-fuss recipe. Simply Sandwich Bread You only need 7 ingredients to make this simple sandwich bread. Soft and buttery with a chewy/crisp crust, this fresh loaf of bread will quickly become a staple in your kitchen. Yield 1 (9×5-inch) loaf Print Recipe Pin Recipe 3 Reviews Ingredients1 cup water, warmed to about 110°F1/4 cup whole milk, warmed to about 110°F (see note1)1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Platinum Yeast2 tablespoons granulated sugar4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature1 1/2 teaspoons table salt3 cups bread flour (see note2) InstructionsPrepare the dough: Whisk the warm water, warm milk, yeast, and sugar together in the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with a dough hook or paddle attachment. Cover and allow to sit for 5 minutes.Add the butter, salt, and 1 cup flour. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds, scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula, then add another cup of flour. Beat on medium speed until relatively incorporated (there may still be chunks of butter). Add the final cup of flour and beat on medium speed until the dough comes together and pulls away from the sides of the bowl, about 2 minutes. *If you do not own a mixer, you can mix this dough with a large wooden spoon or rubber spatula. It will take a bit of arm muscle!*Knead the dough: Keep the dough in the mixer and beat for an additional 2 minutes or knead by hand on a lightly floured surface for 2 minutes.1st Rise: Lightly grease a large bowl with nonstick spray. Place the dough in the bowl, turning it to coat all sides in the oil. Cover the bowl with aluminum foil, plastic wrap, or a clean kitchen towel. Allow the dough to rise in a relatively warm environment for 1-2 hours or until double in size. (See note3 for overnight rise option.)Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.Shape the bread: When the dough is ready, punch it down to release the air. Lightly flour a work surface, your hands, and a rolling pin. Roll the dough out into a large rectangle, about 8×15 inches. Roll it up into an 8 inch log and place in the prepared loaf pan.2nd Rise: Cover shaped loaf with aluminum foil, plastic wrap, or a clean kitchen towel. Allow to rise until it's about 1 inch above the top of the loaf pan, about 1 hour.Adjust oven rack to a lower position and preheat oven to 350°F (177°C).Bake the bread: Bake for 30-34 minutes or until golden brown on top. If you gently tap on the loaf, it should sound hollow. If you notice the top browning too quickly, loosely tent the pan with aluminum foil. Remove from the oven and allow bread to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving. Feel free to let it cool completely before slicing, too.Cover leftover bread tightly and store at room temperature for 2-3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. Notes Milk: Lower fat (1-2%) milk can be substituted, but whole milk produces phenomenal texture. Flour: You can use all-purpose flour or bread flour. All-purpose flour is convenient for most, but bread flour produces a chewier crust. There are no other changes to the recipe if you use bread flour. For best taste, I highly recommend bread flour. Overnight Instructions: Prepare the recipe through step 6. Cover the shaped bread tightly and refrigerate for up to about 15 hours. At least 3 hours before you need the bread the next day, remove from the refrigerator, keep covered, and allow to rise on the counter for about 1-2 hours before baking. Alternatively, you can let the dough have its 1st rise in the refrigerator overnight. Cover the dough tightly and place in the refrigerator for up to 12 hours. Remove from the refrigerator and allow the dough to fully rise for 2 more hours. Continue with step 5. Recipe by Sally’s Baking Addiction. Sally McKenney is a professional food photographer, cookbook author, and baker. She has written, photographed, and published more than 1,000 from-scratch recipes and written three cookbooks. Her thorough step-by-step tutorials give millions of followers the knowledge and confidence to bake from scratch.