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White Sandwich Bread

White Sandwich Bread
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: Cookie Madness

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups 12.5 oz flour plus more as needed (up to 1/4 cup) -- KA all purpose
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package quick rising yeast Platinum
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted or salted butter very soft or melted
  • 1 cup very warm low-fat milk 125 degrees, plus a little extra for brushing
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten ( you will only use 2 tablespoons)

Instructions

  • Combine 2 1/2 cups (12.5 oz) of the flour, sugar, salt and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Add butter, 1 cup of warm milk and 2 tablespoons of the beaten egg. Mix well to form a soft dough. If dough seems too dry, add 2 tablespoons of warm water.
  • Put the dough on the stand mixer and use the dough hook to knead the dough for about 8 minutes or until it is smooth and elastic.
  • Place dough in a large bowl coated with olive oil or cooking spray, turning to coat.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • Grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  • Punch down the dough, shape it into a brick and put it in the loaf pan. Let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°.
  • Add about 1/2 tablespoon of milk to the remaining egg and stir well. Gently brush over the loaf.
  • Place loaf in oven and IMMEDIATELY reduce temperature to 375 degrees f.
  • Bake at 375° for 40-45 minutes or until top sounds hollow when tapped. Let cool in the loaf pan for about 30 minutes, then carefully remove.