This afternoon i decided to make sandwich bread , the dough was also called milk dough , other ingredients are pretty much normal , in your pantry ingredients . It turns out really good as home made bread usually are , better than store bought obviously it’s chemical free , since there is no preservatives in the bread itself . I also used honey instead of sugar , the bread turns out really delicious ! This might take a little time to make , but really it’s not bad at all , consider it a good workout for your hand if you don’t use the mixer . You can always use your standing mixer to do this for you but i would rather do it by hand because with mixer you tend to add too much flour , and as a result you will have a very dry bread instead of soft .
1/2 Tbsp. of active dry yeast
2 1/4 cups plus 1 Tbsp. of warm milk , about 95 F temperature
3 1/8 cup of bread flour
1/2 Tbsp. of kosher salt
1/8 cup of honey or 2 1/4 tbsp. of sugar
3 Tbsp. of melted butter or vegetable oil
1 whole egg
1. Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk , whisk , and let it sit about 5 minutes .
2. In a large bowl , combine the rest of the ingredients , then make a well in the center and pour the milk yeast mixture into the flour mixture . Stir with wooden spoon , or you can use your mixer to do this for you , and switch to dough hook when the dough gets too heavy to be mixed with the paddle attachment . I used wooden spoon , and after a while it gets heavy and i used my hand to mix the dough . Keep mixing the dough and kneading the dough until it cleans the sides of the bowl .
3. Knead the dough 5 more minutes on a lightly floured surface until the dough is tacky , soft and elastic . Then return the dough into lightly buttered bowl , and cover with plastic , let it rise overnight in the fridge or , let it rise in warm temperature for 90 minutes .
4. Once it’s done rising , take it out from the bowl , if it was in the fridge overnight , take it out , let it sit on the counter for 2 hours before handling it . Then pat down the dough into rectangle 5×8 inch , then start from the 5 inches , fold the dough to the center , then roll it up like a towel . Place in a baking dish lined with parchment paper . Let it rise for 40 more minutes , then bake at 350 F for 20 minutes then turn and bake another 20 minutes .