Quick Sandwich Bread

Matthew:  I’ve been making this bread almost every week so far this year.  It slices great for sandwiches and is really delicious toasted.  I started with a basic white bread recipe in The Joy of Cooking, and added whole wheat flour, millet, and flax seeds to make it healthier.  It’s a great recipe because it only takes ~2 hours from start to finish.  Here’s the recipe with the adjustments I’ve made:

Fast White Bread from The Joy of Cooking

Combine with a mixer or by hand in a large bowl:

2 cups flour (I use 1c regular and 1c whole wheat)

1 T sugar

1 package quick rising active dry yeast (2 1/4 t, I add a little bit more to help it rise better)

1 1/4 t salt

handfull of millet and flax seeds (or whatever grain or seed you want)

Add:

1 cup very warm (115-125 degrees F) water

2 T melted butter

Mix for one minute on low or by hand.  Gradually add more flour (~1/2 to 1 c) until the dough is moist but not sticky.

Knead for 10 minutes.  Transfer to an oiled bowl and cover loosely.  Let rise for 45 minutes or so.

Punch down, form into a loaf.  Put into an oiled bread pan and let rise for 45 minutes or so.

Bake at 450 for 10 minutes, then turn oven down to 350.  It is supposed to bake for 30 more minutes, but mine is usually done in less than 10 more minutes.
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4 responses to “Quick Sandwich Bread

  1. Looks like a hearty, tasty bread. I’ll have to try the recipe next time I make bread.

  2. That does sound good. I’ll have to see if I can find flax seeds here and try your recipe sometime!

  3. Matt, I just made it and it is delicious! I put sunflower seeds in it. I stepped back to admire it and then realized I didn’t have a bread knife… haha oh well, hands work!

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