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Soft White Sandwich Bread

Make your own soft white sandwich bread easily with only a few staple ingredients! This bread is tender and delicious, and perfect for sandwiches, toast, and more.
This simple and hearty loaf of bread is made with 100% whole wheat flour.
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5 from 2 votes


  • 1 ½ cups water (355 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (28 grams)
  • ¼ cup honey (60 ml)
  • 4 ½ cups bread flour (540 grams)
  • 2 teaspoons salt (8 grams)
  • 2 ¼ teaspoon active dry yeast (1 envelope, 7 grams)


  • In a small saucepan, heat the water, butter, and honey over medium heat until butter is melted. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes (to 120-130° F).
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine 3 cups of the bread flour, the salt, and yeast. Add the liquids and mix on low until moistened.
  • Continue to mix on low and add the remaining flour ¼ cup at a time until dough is firm (you might need a little more or less than 4½ total cups). Knead with the mixer for 3-5 minutes or by hand for 5-8 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Place dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place until doubled, 1 hour. Punch down the dough, and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out into a rough rectangle about 10 inches wide and 12 inches long. Roll up dough and into a greased 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let rise again until doubled again, 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 375° F for 30-40 minutes, until loaf is golden brown. Let cool in pan 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to let cool completely.
Yields: 9x5-inch loaf


Calories: 215kcal, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 408mg, Potassium: 72mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 58IU, Calcium: 8mg, Iron: 1mg
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