The Best White Sandwhich Bread

The Best White Sandwhich Bread

One of my favorite smells in the world is fresh baked bread. I could probably eat a loaf a day! Back in 2020 when the world went INSANE, I started dabbling in self reliance. However, at that time we lived in town and had the typical city lot. I was able to grow a small garden, and I've always had a passion for baking. In fact 10 years ago I owned my own small cottage bakery specializing in cakes and cinnamon rolls!
In 2021 we starting throwing around the idea of selling our house in town and trying to find a little more space out in the country to make my homesteading dreams come true. I wanted a huge garden, fruit trees and to able to have my own farm animals. Summer 2021 we had nightmare neighbors move into the rental house next door, and that was the final straw. We put our house on the market and started shopping for a new home in the country. Now, if you live here you know about that time property prices went through the dang roof! We found a house on 1.25 acres in our budget that had most of the things I wanted so we bought it! Do I wish I could've gotten 25 acres of land? Absolutely! but I have 8 mature fruit trees, enough space to have my big garden and I can have as many chickens as I want. We lease pasture for our beef cows just up the road! I works out just fine.
Early 2022 we moved into our new home and that's where this story of K&L farms really starts! I dove in head first and decided we were going away from the grocery stores as much as possible. I got a sourdough starter going, started buying my own wheat berries to grind my own flour. Buying local whenever possible I only buy locally sourced flours the furthest my flour comes from is Lehi Utah. I make 100% of our bread products. Trial and error has happened but over the last year I have made some of the best breads I have ever tasted. Let me introduce you to white sandwich bread! This recipe holds up well to sandwich fixings, great toast and the best french toast you will ever eat! We also stay away from processed sugars as much as possible so it is made with local raw honey (my brother's bees are located about 25 miles north of us!), I also don't like vegetable and canola oil so we use avocado oil.
3 cups warm water- think baby bottle temp.
3/4 cup honey
1.5 Tbsp active dry yeast
1 egg
1 Tbsp salt
3/4 cup avocado oil
8 cups flour
1. Mix water, honey and yeast in stand mixer bowl. Let set 10 minutes or until frothy. *if it’s not frothy don’t continue, your yeast is dead*
2. Add salt, egg and oil.
4. Turn mixer on low and add 1 cup of flour at a time. Around 7 cups I add it in 1/4 cup at a time. You want your dough tacky but not sticky. It shouldn’t stick to you or the bowl. Allow to knead for 5-10 minutes.
5. Let rise in bowl until doubled
6. Punch down dough, turn out on counter and divide int 3 equal sections.
7. Shape into a rectangule and fold like a letter. Top to middle, bottom up and tuck the ends. Put into greased bread pan.
8. Let rise until doubled again.
9. Preheat oven to 375. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Until tops are golden and center is 185.
10. Pull out of oven and put butter on tops of bread. Take loaves out of pans pretty quickly so they don’t get soggy. Cool on wire rack.
**Subsitutions**
You can totally use white sugar in place of honey.
You can use WHATEVER oil your heart wants!
Also I 100% recommend getting a bread slicer guide. It gives you the ability to have even slices.
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