Classic Oven White Sandwich Bread Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • 1⅓ to 1½ cups lukewarm water*
  • 1 heaping tablespoon honey
  • 2¼ teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1¾ teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons soft butter
  • 4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • ⅓ cup Baker's Special Dry Milk or ½ cup nonfat dry milk granules
  • *Use the lesser amount in summer or humid climates; the greater amount in winter or drier climates.
Instructions
  1. ) Mix all of the ingredients in the order listed, and mix and knead by hand, or using a stand mixer to make a smooth dough. It won't be particularly soft nor stiff; it should be smooth and feel bouncy and elastic under your hands.
  2. ) Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, or large (8-cup) measuring cup. Cover it, and let it rise for 60 to 90 minutes, till it's become quite puffy, though not necessarily doubled in size.
  3. ) Gently deflate the dough, and shape it into a fat 9" log. Place it in a lightly greased 9" x 5" loaf pan.
  4. ) Cover the pan, and let the dough rise for 60 to 90 minutes, till it's crowned 1" to 1½" over the rim of the pan. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 350°F.
  5. ) Bake the bread for 20 minutes. Tent it lightly with aluminum foil, and bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes, till it's golden brown. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center will read 195°F to 200°F.
  6. ) Remove the bread from the oven, and turn it out onto a rack to cool. When completely cool, wrap in plastic, and store at room temperature.
Recipe by Our Ordinary Life Family Blog at https://ourordinarylife.com/2012/04/classic-oven-white-sandwich-bread-recipe/