This homemade white sandwich bread is the best sandwich bread you’ll ever eat—and it’s easier to make than you think! With just a few everyday ingredients, you can make fluffy white bread with a perfect golden brown crust.
All-purpose flour Instant yeast Granulated sugar Butter Kosher salt Whole milk Water
Add the dry ingredients to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment. Blend the ingredients at low speed.
Slowly pour in 1 ½ cups of the milk, followed by 1 cup of water. Gradually increase the speed to medium.
Continue to mix until the dough is smooth and begins to stretch and pull away from the sides of the bowl. At this point, turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead it by hand for a couple of minutes.
Place the ball of bread dough in a lightly oiled mixing bowl and cover it loosely with a damp kitchen towel or plastic wrap.
Set the bowl in a warm place and let it rise until it is doubled in bulk.
Gently turn the dough out onto a floured surface and use your hands to press it into a rough rectangle.
Cut the dough into two equal pieces, then roll each piece into a log, about 9 inches long, pinching down the seam to seal it.
Place each log into a greased 9×5 bread pan with the seam side down. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and set the pans in a warm place. Let the dough rise for an hour or two. During the last few minutes of rising time, preheat the oven to 350ºF.
Gently brush the tops of the white sandwich bread loaves with the reserved milk, then bake for 40 to 50 minutes.
Carefully turn out the loaves onto a wire rack. Let the bread cool completely before slicing.
I started making my own bread and let me tell you: homemade white sandwich bread tastes so much better than store-bought because it’s not loaded with fillers and preservatives.
It’s also incredibly satisfying to make your own white sandwich bread. Your whole family will be impressed, and you’ll be impressed with yourself! Making homemade bread feels like an accomplishment.