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White Sandwich Bread

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Here’s the perfect white bread recipe for the people who love homemade bread.
Yield 1 (9×5-inch) loaf



  • 3 cups bread flour, divided
  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 cup water (120-130°F)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  • In stand mixer bowl, add 1 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt; mix well. Add warm water and oil to flour mixture. Using a paddle attachment, beat on medium speed for 4 minutes.
  • Switch to dough hook attachment. Gradually stir in enough remaining flour to make a firm dough. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 to 7 minutes.
    (NOTE: For hand mixing: following above steps, mix ingredients in large mixing bowl using a wooden spoon or dough whisk. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic.)
  • Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after poking dough with finger down to second knuckle, about 60 minutes.
  • Prepare pan: Grease one 9×5-inch bread pan; set aside.
  • Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; punch down to remove air bubbles. Roll or pat into a 14×7-inch rectangle. Starting with shorter side, roll up tightly, pressing dough into roll. Pinch edges and taper ends to seal. Place in prepared pan. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after touching.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack before slicing.


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Review & Comments

Aimee | Reply

5 stars
Easy white squishy sandwich bread.

Hannah | Reply

5 stars
Just started making our sandwich bread this week and chose this recipe – absolutely perfect! Thank you so much!

Cindy Day | Reply

5 stars
I added just a tablespoon more water because it was a little dry after the first mix in the bread machine . It was perfect and easy . Love this recipe and have it bookmarked . Thanks

Donna Vincent | Reply

5 stars
THANK YOU for this recipe! I was looking for a vegan-friendly white bread for my new machine. The book that came with my machine had a recipe that I tried twice and failed. This one worked the first time and looks and tastes great! I wish I could upload a photo!

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Donna,
I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe! If you are on facebook or instagram, you can tag us (#redstaryeast @redstaryeast) in the photo.
Happy baking!

jim | Reply

this was very easy to make ill be use this all the time now

Charlie | Reply

5 stars
This recipe is so simple, and makes a fantastic loaf of bread. This is better than any others that I have tried previously. Thanks Red Star.

Tristan | Reply

5 stars
Spectacular recipe! Comes out perfect every time in my redstar bread maker. This recipe also uses very few ingredients all of which I always have on hand in my cupboard. I use all purpose white flour and Olive oil. The result is fluffy light tasty bread that I can use for anything- French toast, sandwiches, BLTs, layering for breakfast casseroles, etc…

Sue | Reply

5 stars
This is a fantastic recipe, it has replaced all of my other white bread recipes. Thank you Red Star.

Barbi Dunham | Reply

5 stars
I like easy and this recipe is easy! We love homemade bread and usually have little time to mess with it. This is one easy recipe for the busy gal. I used the fast rising yeast also.

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