How to Make Soft White Sandwich Bread

By LeafTV Contributor

This simple recipe makes a sweet, soft white bread that's perfect for sandwiches and toast. The recipe calls for 6 cups of all-purpose flour. If you prefer a whole-wheat bread, use use 3 cups of whole-wheat flour and 3 cups of all-purpose flour.

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Step 1

In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in the warm water. After the sugar is dissolved, stir in the yeast, and allow the mixture to "proof" until the yeast resembles a creamy foam.

Step 2

Into the yeast mixture, add the salt and the oil. Gradually mix in the flour, only one cup at a time. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until smooth and place in a well oiled bowl, turning the dough to coat. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and allow to rise until doubled in bulk. This usually takes about one hour.

Step 3

After the dough has finished rising, knead for a few minutes, and divide in half. If you have a scale, weigh out the pieces to ensure even baking. Shape each piece of dough into a loaf shape, and place them in two well oiled, 9-by-5-inch loaf pans. Allow the dough to rise for 30 more minutes, or until dough has risen about 1 inch above the pans.

Step 4

Bake the loaves at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes, until golden brown on top.

Step 5

Remove the loaves from the pans and place them on cooling racks.