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Sliceable White Bread

These Sliceable White Bread loaves make a slightly sweet, soft white bread that is easy to slice and perfect for toast or making sandwiches.

sliceable white bread on a cutting board

The effort of baking bread is never futile. The time spent kneading balls of dough on the dusted countertop, waiting for the dough to rise. At times, having to wait longer due to a cold kitchen. The end result is a warm slice of fresh bread from the oven. Those few moments of pride and pleasure having done something completely by hand. It is one of those endeavors worth repeating and for many of us homemakers, a task to find joy in while doing.

I love recipes like these that result in a bread that is healthier then store bought, and yet work well for many uses. Bread is something most of us can appreciate and there is nothing quite like baking it or tasting it fresh. These Sliceable White Bread Loaves are the perfect bread to bake when wanting versatility in a loaf of home-baked fresh bread. This recipe will make two loaves. So you can either freeze one for later or have them to eat for the week’s bread. It makes perfect sandwich bread, is great for morning toast, and is delicious accompanying a bowl of soup.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • The loaves are easily sliced for toast or sandwiches
  • They freeze well
  • They have a deliciously soft texture and smooth crust that makes slicing easy
  • The bread is slightly sweet similar to a classic white sandwich bread
  • You can slice the bread as thick or thin as you’d like
  • It stores well. Unlike my classic sourdough that pretty much needs to be eaten fresh, this sliceable white bread will keep fresher for a few days longer.

Ingredients

Flour- I use all-purpose flour for this recipe but you can also use bread flour. Either one will yield similar results and a wonderful soft texture.

Sugar- Use white sugar which adds a touch of sweetness to the bread.

Butter- I suggest using real good quality butter. You can use salted or unsalted butter for this recipe.

Milk- Using whole milk will give the bread a richer flavor but you can also use 2% milk. Be sure to use warm milk over hot as hot milk will kill the yeast.

Yeast- I use dry active or quick active yeast to make the bread rise quicker. Make sure to wait a few minutes after adding the yeast to the liquid to ensure it is nice and alive.

Salt- I use sea salt for this recipe but standard table salt is fine too. Salt gives the bread a nice flavor.

Eggs– Eggs make the dough

Directions

Begin by adding the warm milk and melted butter to a mixer bowl. Sprinkle the yeast in and allow it to sit for 3 minutes.

butter, milk and yeast in a bowl

Then add the eggs, sugar, salt, and flour to the bowl. Mix with the paddle until blended.

dough blended for bread in a mixer bowl
blended dough

Then switch the paddle for a dough hook and knead the dough for 10 minutes on low. The dough should be soft and supple to the touch when ready.

white bread dough ball inn a bowl
dough after its been kneaded

Add the dough ball to a greased bowl, cover it with a tea towel and allow it to rise for 2 hours.

bread dough rising on a countertop
rising dough

After the first rise, flour a surface and knead the dough for 3 minutes then place it back into the greased bowl and allow it to sit for 30 minutes.

a dough ball on a dough board
dough ready to be kneaded on a floured board

Next, remove the dough and divide it into two equal pieces. Shape the dough into loaves and place the loaves into greased loaf pans.

two loaves shaped and ready to bake
shaped loaves

Brush the tops with melted butter and place a tea towel over them. Allow them to sit for another 1 hour.

loaves being brushed with butter for the oven
brushing loaves with butter

When ready, heat the oven to 400℉. Bake them for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350℉ and bake for another 20-25 minutes. Bake until the tops are golden and the loaves sound hollow when tapped.

sliceable white bread loaves on a board

Allow them to cool on a wire rack before slicing.

sliceable white bread loaf on a cutting board

Baking Notes

  • I use unbleached organic all-purpose flour for this recipe
  • Be sure to properly greased or spray your loaf pans
  • Use quick or dry active yeast for this recipe
  • Remember to allow for the rise times, they are important
  • Set a timer to ensure that the dough is kneaded for the proper amount of time
  • The dough should have a soft, supple feel after kneading

FAQ

Can I freezer these loaves?

These loaves freeze well. I like to use gallon-sized freezer bags that I push the air out of. To defrost simply remove them from the freezer and allow them to sit on the counter until defrosted.

Can I use bread flour over all purpose?

You can use bread flour for this recipe and it will yield very similar results.

How To Store

To keep sliceable white bread fresh store it in an air-tight container at room temperature. I find freezer bags keep the bread soft and fresh when kept on the kitchen countertop.

Ways To Use

This bread makes a good toast and sandwiches but here are some other ways to enjoy this sliceable white bread:

  • Makes great grilled cheese sandwiches. Try mozzarella cheese and pesto spread for a twist on the traditional grilled cheese or a traditional American cheese with tomato.
  • This bread works well for breakfast sandwiches too. I like to butter the outside and grill it in a pan. Then add eggs, bacon, cheese, or whatever breakfast-style sandwich you like.
  • This sliceable white bread is great for using my panini press and you can slice the bread as thick or thin as you’d like.
  • I like to make french toast casserole or classic french toast with the leftovers.
  • These fresh bread loaves are so delicious and soft straight from the oven. Enjoy them fresh with butter as a side for soups or to serve as a dinner bread.

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Yield: 2 Loaves

Sliceable White Bread Loaves

sliceable white bread loaf from the oven

a slightly sweet, soft white bread that is perfect for slicing

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 packet of dry active yeast
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp melted butter plus more for brushing
  • 1.5 cups lukewarm whole milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Instructions

    1. Begin by adding the warm milk and melted butter to a mixer bowl.
    2. Sprinkle the yeast in and allow it to sit for 3 minutes.
    3. Then add the eggs, sugar, salt, and flour to the bowl. Mix with the paddle until blended.
    4. Switch the paddle for a dough hook and knead the dough for 10 minutes on low. The dough should be soft and supple to the touch. Add the dough ball to a greased bowl and allow it to rise for 2 hours.
    5. After the first rise, flour a surface and knead the dough for 3 minutes then place it back into the greased bowl and allow it to sit for 30 minutes.
    6. Next, remove the dough and divide it into two equal pieces. Shape the dough into loaves and place the loaves into greased loaf pans.
    7. Brush the tops with melted butter and place a tea towel over them.
    8. Allow them to sit for another 1 hour.
    9. When ready, heat the oven to 400℉. Bake them for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350℉ and bake for another 20-25 minutes. Bake until the tops are golden and the loaves sound hollow when tapped.
    10. Allow them to cool on a wire rack before slicing.

Notes

  • I use unbleached organic all-purpose flour for this recipe
  • Be sure to properly greased or spray your loaf pans
  • Use quick or dry active yeast for this recipe
  • Remember to allow for the rise times, they are important
  • Set a timer to ensure that the dough is kneaded for the proper amount of time
  • The dough should have a soft, supple feel after kneading

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 212Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 473mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g

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