July 2, 2008

My Baking Ballyhoo # 2: Sandwich Bread

I must say...'Baking is highly addictive!' - thats what I realized after baking my first bread...:)

For the second episode of 'My Baking Ballyhoo', I wanted to make our classic sandwich bread and Oh boy! I am so glad I did decide upon that! I followed the Lesson 2 at 'The Fresh Loaf', but with some simple variations, as listed below!

Here is the first look...

Adapted from 'Lesson 2: Putting Something More in Your Loaf'


2 cups of All purpose flour (One can use a cup of bread flour, if desired.)
1 tsp Rapid rise Yeast
3/4 tsp Salt
1/8 cup Sugar
1-2 tbsp Butter (at room temperature)
3/4 cup warm milk (Make sure its NOT hot enough to kill the yeast! 100 to 105 F is fine.)
Lukewarm Water if needed


For a detailed version of making a bread: Click here.
Mix the dry ingredients, then add the wet ingredients. Mix and adjust water until all ingredients are incorporated and the dough is capable of forming a ball.
Pour the dough onto a flat, floured surface and knead for approximately ten minutes.
Return the dough to an oiled bowl and let rise until doubled in size, approximately 90 minutes. Shape the loaf and then let rise again until the desired size is reached, approximately 45 minutes
Bake at 350 F for 40 to 45 minutes, until when tapping the bottom of loaf the bread springs back and makes a hollow sound.
Another look...


Addition of sugar and milk gave nice sweetness and softness to the bread and is much better in taste than my first attempt. To store the bread, place in a plastic bag!

...and I can surely say - If I can do it, so can you!!! Lets get baking then..:)

Have a great day ahead.



  1. Bread looks so fersh and yummmy siri that up side colour woooho Idon't have any worda tosay

  2. Bread looks so tempting and Gr8.

  3. superb sandwhich bread! where is the one for me! something is there for u in my blog

  4. WOW! That is a beautiful bread, glad you are baking now!

    WAIT until bread cools down to slice and get a good serrated bread knife to slice to avoid crushing the bread when slicing!:))

  5. Great looking bread Siri! Really love the glaze and the color of the top. Really tempting :)

  6. oh woow!! no words to describe how fantastic it looks! kudos to a great bread-maker!! :-)

  7. The bread is looking absolutely done by PRO.Great Job Siri

  8. Wow..They look so moist and airy..perfectly browned too!!1

  9. Wow wow wow, looks so delicous and moist Dear! Great job!

  10. Siri, you've done a good job...and yes, I too agree wholeheartedly with Asha's suggestions :-)

  11. wooo..bread recipe is inviting me to have a bite...its soo colourful and cute looking..

  12. Wow! Somebody's progressing real fast:)

  13. Wow..Very Good idea to prepare bread at home..Happy and Healthy..
    Siri,I have smtg for u in my blog..chk it out...

  14. I would love to eat a sandwich made out of that fresh loaf!

  15. siri some thing is waiting for you in my blog can you please check it out

  16. wow that bread looks so fresh & inviting!

  17. that looks sooo delicious. looking forward to many more.

  18. That is one perfect loaf Siri, good going!:)


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