Basic Soft White Sandwich Loaf
Basic Soft White Sandwich Loaf
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    This is my best white bread for sandwiches, dinner rolls, cinnamon swirl or herb swirl breads, and toast. I developed it to match my childhood memory of my favorite bread, Silvercup, a soft, light, and airy bread like today's Wonder Bread, which made the best toast. This homemade version has the same texture but has a more yeasty and fuller flavor. In fact, this bread is like a brioche, with less butter and no egg. It has an even yet open crumb but is softer and lighter in texture. Part of the secret of its light texture is that, like brioche, it is made from an exceptionally moist dough. Lightly toasted and topped with soft scrambled eggs, it is nothing short of ambrosial. Michael Batterberry, publisher of Food Arts magazine, tasted this bread and said, "Mmmm. . . . This is what Wonder Bread, in its soul, really always wanted to be!" TIME SCHEDULEDough Starter (Sponge): minimum 1 hour, maximum 24 hoursMinimum Rising Time: about 4 hoursOven Temperature: 350°FBaking Time: 50 minutes

    Ingredients

    • unbleached all-purpose flour (use only Gold Medal, King Arthur, or Pillsbury): 2 1/4 cups plus 2 1/2 tablespoons (12 ounces or 341 grams)
    • water, at room temperature (70° to 90°F) : scant 1 3/4 liquid cups (14.3 ounces or 405 grams)
    • honey: 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon (1.5 ounces or 45 grams)
    • instant yeast: 3/4 teaspoon (2.4 grams)
    • two 8 1/2-in-4 1/2-inch loaf pans, lightly greased with cooking spray or oil
    • a baking stone OR baking sheet
    • unbleached all-purpose flour (use only Gold Medal, King Arthur, or Pillsbury): 2 cups plus 3 tablespoons (about 11 ounces or 311 grams)
    • dry milk, preferably nonfat: 1/4 cup (1.5 or 40 grams)
    • unsalted butter, softened: 9 tablespoons (4.5 ounces or 128 grams)
    • salt: 2 1/4 teaspoons (15 grams)
    • Optional: melted butter: 1 tablespoon (0.5 ounces or 14 grams)

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 4 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0.02%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0.03%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0.02%
    • Sodium: 1 mg 0.05%
    • Calcium: 1 mg 0.13%
    • Potassium: 3 mg 0.08%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0.19%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 1 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0.06%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0.03%
    • Vitamin C 0.01%
    • Vitamin D 0.08%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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