Homemade Sandwich Bread

Homemade Sandwich Bread

I have been searching for the perfect homemade sandwich bread.  It has taken years and many, many failed attempts.  Bread recipes and I have issues. If I am able to reach success with the recipe, it’s not the type of texture and flavor I’m looking to achieve.  Delia at deliacreates has now become my most favorite person, at the moment.  Especially that moment when I pulled this bad boy out of MY OVEN.

Homemade Sandwich Bread - This recipe has never failed me. I am in love! by Don't Sweat The Recipe

This bread recipe is dairy and egg free.  This might be the reason our loaf lasted almost a week.


This recipe calls for adding the salt to the yeast instead of sugar.  Don’t question it, it works.


If you have the strength (or just desire), give it a go and knead by hand.  My mixer has a timer, so I set it and then go about cleaning the kitchen.


To raise the bread dough, I turn my oven to 125 degrees while making the dough.  When it reaches temp I turn it off and turn the oven light on.


I am placing another photo just in case you can’t see how much it has risen in only 30 minutes. I was SHOCKED!


Now time to roll out the bread dough and place it in my never before been used 16″ bread loaf pan.  I was so excited to finally be able to use this pan.  By the way, it measures 16 x 4 x 4. I greased my board and rolling pin then went to work.  The dough is very easy to roll out and achieve the shape you desire.


Placed it in the pan and let it rise again.


I put it back in the slightly warm oven with the light on for another 30 minutes.


Look at that height.


The pic above is the full view of the final (30 minute) rise of the homemade bread dough.  Next, we baked the beautiful, never before seen in our home, homemade sandwich bread.


I can’t impress upon you enough the ease of this recipe.  Also, the size of this loaf is GINORMOUS!  I sent a photo to my husband and he was unimpressed until he arrived home from work and saw this in person.


Rubbing butter on top of the crust while it’s warm added a nice shine.

Homemade Sandwich Bread - Don't Sweat The Recipe

Slice and ENJOY your homemade sandwich bread for days. Toast from this bread is awesome.

homemade sandwich bread

5 from 7 votes
Homemade Sandwich Bread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 45 mins

Homemade Sandwich Bread - A Super soft texture that's perfect for sandwiches. Not to mention the toast made from this bread is 'the bomb'!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Author: DSTR
Makes 2 large loaves, 3 medium loaves, or 1 large loaf and 2 mini loaves. (I made one really large loaf)
  • 2 1/2 cups HOT water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/3 cup sugar/honey { fill the cup with oil first empty it, and then fill it with honey so it doesn’t stick to the cup}
  • 1 TBSP salt
  • 3/4 cup flour and about 5-7 cups of flour divided
  • 1 1/2 TBSP yeast
  • Spray oil
  1. Whisk together in the mixing bowl of your stand mixer: Water, oil, sugar/honey, and salt.
  2. Add: 3/4 cup flour and whisk for 30 seconds then add yeast and whisk for 30 seconds more.
  3. Add 2-3 cups of flour and mix together with the dough hook.
  4. Add the rest of the flour and mix for about 5 minutes with the dough hook or until it pulls away from the sides of the bowl. ( I added one cup at a time)
  5. Mix until the dough starts to pull away from the bowl.
  6. The bread dough is ready when you push two fingers in gently but slightly firm and it comes back quickly. If it sinks/sags it needs more kneading.
  7. Let rise in a clean, greased, covered bowl for about 30 minutes or until doubled. ( I heated the oven to 125 degrees, then turned it off and turned the light on)
  8. When the dough has doubled, remove from the oven and preheat it to 125 degrees again.
  9. Grease your bread pans with spray oil. Divide the dough. (if desired)
  10. Now grease your countertop with spray oil. We are using oil at this step, instead of more flour, so the bread will stay moist and not dry out.

  11. Roll the dough into a tight cylinder. If your dough roll is too long for your pan, tuck the ends under to make it fit.
  12. Place loaves in the warm oven for about a 1/2 hour or until the dough has risen to fill the pans (almost doubled). Remove the pans from the oven.

  13. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and cook for about 30 minutes. The bread is done when you hit the top and it sounds hollow. Let the bread cool in the pan about 10 minutes.
  14. Turn loaves out on a wire rack. Smother the top of the loaves with butter if you desire.
As with all bread, you should let it cool completely before slicing. But some of us can't wait that long.
The total flour should amount to about 5-7 cups—this does not include the flour used in step 2.


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  1. Reply


    Stopping by through Making Your Home Sing Monday.

    Your bread looks very good! I have never seen this type of bread pan before – really neat.

    Hope you will stop by my blog to say “Hello.”

    🙂 Hope

    1. Reply

      Thank you! I will stop in and check your blog out.

  2. Reply

    What a gorgeous looking loaf. I never have success with bread

    1. Reply

      Thanks Alison! This recipe has yet to fail me, give it a try.

  3. Reply

    drool alert next time – I about drowned! omg that sandwich bread looks so delish! i can just about smell it over here. Definitely a keeper recipe!

    1. Reply

      Thank you! We can never wait for it to cool before slicing it up.

  4. Reply

    This looks so great!! Going to try this!!

    1. Reply

      Thanks Cheryl! The recipe hasn’t failed me yet, I hope you enjoy it!

  5. Reply

    Oh yummy, perfect loaf! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x

    1. Reply

      Thank you for hosting!

  6. Reply

    I have been looking for a good sandwich bread recipe, this looks perfect! I have pinned and will be trying soon!! Thanks for sharing, have a blessed Thanksgiving!!

    1. Reply

      I hope you enjoy it Nicole! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Reply

    I’ll be trying this for sure, love it’s dairy and egg free! Now I just need to replace sugar for maple syrup
    Thanks for sharing with us at Two Uses Tuesday!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Reply

      I hope you enjoy it! You can also use honey.

  8. Reply

    Yummy bread! I’ll have to check this recipe out!

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    That looks incredible – just like a bought one – and I’m sure it tastes even better! I love making bread at home, but have never found the perfect white bread recipe, so I’ll have to give this one a go. Visiting via Life Loving Linkie 🙂

    1. Reply

      Thank you Robyn! I hope you enjoy it.

  10. Reply

    Oh my, that bread looks wonderful! Pinning!

    1. Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Erin!

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    Wow that looks amazing! My kids are bread lovers and would love having a gigantic bread loaf like that.

    1. Reply

      It is really easy and I now use 2 11-12″ pans. Thanks for stopping by!

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    If there was a massive like button on this I would hit it 10,000 times… I can smell this bread by just looking at the picture. Yum! I can’t believe it lasted almost a week. Win.

    Sally @ Life Loving

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    I’m so happy to have found this recipe because my bread maker is on it’s last leg. As in, I don’t think I can use it anymore. I had the perfect bread recipe, and I just used the bread maker for the dough. I never liked the shape of the bread from a bread maker, so I always shaped it myself and baked it in loaf pans. Looking forward to trying your recipe!! Love the tip about using oil as to not dry the bread out Pinning this! Thanks for joining the party at FTAF!!

    1. Reply

      Thank you Chellie and I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Reply

      Thank you so much Diane!

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    Ummmm, yes please! This looks absolutely amazing. Thanks for stopping at Your Inspired Design!

    1. Reply

      Thank you Holly!

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    What a handsome loaf of bread you make. Thanks so much for your contributions to Fridays Blog Booster Party. I am looking forward to seeing you at the Blogger’s Pit Stop rally on Friday with more of your posts.

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    Oh, nothing is better than fresh made bread! Yours looks delicious! My husband is actually the baker in our family. He makes a batch of fresh bread at least once a month. Thanks for sharing your recipe and partying with us at Talented Tuesday.

    1. Reply

      Thank you!

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    OH I need to try this I have failed on so many breads lately and really need to try a better recipe. I hope this one turns out for me. Looks delicious. lol Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

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    That looks delicious! I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I’ve Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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      Thank you so much Judy, I will!

  20. Reply

    What an absolutely perfect loaf! Thank you for the tips on making it and for entering into #festivefoodfriday!

    1. Reply

      Thank you Kerry!

  21. Reply

    Your homemade bread looks amazing, bread is my weakness! What a great recipe and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and come back to see us real soon.
    Miz Helen

  22. Reply

    Oh this bread looks absolutely delicious! I need to try making it. Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.

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    1. Reply

      Thank you so much!

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    This bread is being featured on Your Inspired Design today. Wish I lived next door… ha

  26. Reply

    I love homemade bread! Thanks for the great in-oven photos.

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