Margies Best white sandwich loaf

    3 hours

    I have been experimenting for some time to find a bread that my Supermarket bread loving husband will eat. This recipe results in a lovely soft, moist,and airy' high rising loaf, perfect for sandwiches or toast.

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    Serves: 1 

    • 480g White bread flour
    • 300-320ml warm water
    • 20g olive oil or butter (softened)
    • 8g salt
    • 10g sugar
    • 7g vital wheat gluten (optional-see cook’s note)
    • 2 tsp lecithin (optional-see cook’s note)
    • 20g dry non fat milk powder
    • 1 ½-2tsp tsp instant yeast(See cooks note)

    Preparation:3hours  ›  Ready in:3hours 

    1. Bread Machine
    2. Place ingredients in bread machine pan according to manufacturers recommendations.
    3. Select dough cycle and when finished mixing follow directions below.
    4. Manual:
    5. Place all dry ingredients except for salt into a large bowl and stir to combine.
    6. If using; Rub in butter.
    7. Make a well in the centre of your bowl and add water and oil. Stir until mixture forms a rough ball.
    8. Cover and leave to rest for 15 minutes.
    9. Sprinkle your worktop lightly with flour and knead together for about 5 minutes, until dough forms a pliable ball.
    10. Pat out into a rectangle, and sprinkle with 8g of salt.
    11. Roll back into a ball and continue to knead until dough is very soft, pliable, tacky but not too sticky. (5-10Minutes)
    12. Try to add as little flour as possible.
    13. For Both methods
    14. Place dough into a large greased bowl or container. Turn dough so its’ surface is greased, cover and leave to rise for
    15. 45-60 minutes. This may take longer depending on your room temperature, time of year etc.
    16. To test dough, poke a floured finger in about 1 ½ cm, if imprint stays or only rebounds slightly, your dough is ready.
    17. Remove dough from container and gently press out into a rectangle, the shorter side being approximately the length of your loaf pan. Starting from the short side, roll up into an even log, make sure ends and seams are sealed.
    18. Place into a greased 22 x 11cm (base size) loaf pan, spray with cooking or olive oil, and place in a warm place to rise. 45-60 minutes or till dough crests pan by at least 3cm.
    19. Bake in a pre-heated oven 185C or 165C for fan forced for 30-35 minutes.
    20. Place on wire rack to cool completely before slicing.
    21. Cooks Notes:
    22. This a fairly soft dough, verging on sticky, but results in a lovely soft and airy high rising loaf, perfect for sandwiches or toast.
    23. Vital Wheat gluten;
    24. I use Vital wheat gluten to improve the protein content of my flour, which aids in the elasticity of the bread dough. Check the protein content of your flour. If it is in the low 11%s or under, your bread will probably benefit from the addition of the gluten. (Available from most health food stores.) Vital wheat gluten is approximately 75% protein so only a small amount is necessary.
    25. Lecithin:
    26. Helps soften your bread and improves the keeping qualities. ( Available from larger supermarkets in their health food section)
    27. Yeast:
    28. In hot weather you may find you require less yeast as the higher temperatures may cause the yeast to grow too rapidly.

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    Mix in breadmaker and bake in oven.  -  23 Aug 2009


    Superb! Soft, stretchy bread, almost too good to add a topping. I didn't have the wheat gluten or lecithin, and added a tablespoon of water on top of 320ml of water and milk mixture (I also didn't have milk powder). I used just over 1 1/2 t easy bake yeast, and followed the instructions exactly. leaving the dough for 15 minutes initially. I used a dough hook to knead. The loaf rose spectacularly and the texture is perfect. This one is a keeper, thanks!  -  21 Mar 2017  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)