Sandwich Bread — 25 Comments

  1. Hi Marsha,

    Love your website…very informative!!!!!!

    I programed your sandwich bread recipe in my X20.As soon as I have time I’ll give it a go…:-)

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge and recipes for the zo!

  2. This sandwich bread was absolutely wonderful. It is by far our favorite for sandwiches. Thank you so much for posting it.

  3. Marsha,
    I just invested in a bread machine and am having trouble finding a bread recipe that is good for sandwiches. The one’s that I’ve made are not sturdy. They flop over while you’re holding a slice! Will this recipe hold up?

    • I know just what you mean! My biggest issue is on hamburger buns though. After making my own, I can’t stand store bought ones. Yuck! They’re just so mushy!

      But back to bread . . . I found this one to be firm, but I do recommend making it on a Zojirushi so that you can do the special program. If you don’t have a Zo, then I’d go with sour milk bread. It’s our “regular” bread and we use it in everything from sandwiches to toast. In my opinion it does NOT mush.

      Let me know which recipe you try and what you think.

  4. Hi
    I don’t see instructions for the “punch” part which my. Breadman has in custom program mode. I just left it at the standard settings. Any tips for this?
    Is this a 2lb loaf? What setting loaf size should I select?
    Should oil go with water at the bottom of the pan or in the order listed? (Wet ingredients first?)

    • Hi Maria, I’m so sorry, but I’ve never tried this recipe with whole wheat flour. You might try replacing half the white flour with wheat and see how that turns out. If you do, I’d love to hear how it turns out.

  5. Just made this recipe. Bread is fresh out of our Zojirushi Mini Home Bakery bread machine, and it tastes the delicious. I think the olive oil enhances the flavor. Wonderful recipe! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Thanks so much for the helpful ideas. I just got my zojirushi for Christmas and I love it. I have 3 kids under 4 years. We go through a lot of bread so I’m thrilled with a healthier homemade option. Anyway, I was wondering how you keep your bread fresh? I find it’s great for sandwiches the first day but day two is a bit tough and by day three we only use it for toast.

    • Hi Kelly, I’m glad you like your new bread machine. It’s true that homemade bread just doesn’t keep as long. My strategy is to slice up any unused bread and put it in the freezer. Then I put the frozen bread in the toaster before I use it for sandwiches or toast.

  7. Can I use milk instead of milk powder? I’m sure if its possible, the amount would be different from the powdered milk. Do you know if this can be done and what is the ratio?

    • Hi Anthony, I’ve never tried this but it should work. You’d replace the 2 Tablespoons of dried milk with 1/2 Cup of milk. You’d reduce the water by that much. So the water measurements get a little weird. It would be 1/2 cup, plus 1/3 cup PLUS 1 Tablespoon of water.

  8. I wish to make this bread but the amounts are not clear. “1/3 C. plus 1 Tablespoon – Water”=”⅓ cup”? “1/4 C. – Bread Flour”=”¼ cup flour”? That is not much flour. Maybe it means 4 cups flour? Thank you.

    • Hi Carlos, Thanks for writing! I’ve changed the “C.” into “Cups”. For the water it now reads “1 – 1/3 Cup plus 1 Tablespoon” That means use one and 1/3 cup of water, plus an extra tablespoon. for the flour you’d use 4 and 1/4th cups of flour. It’s the same way with the salt. You’d use 1 and 1/2 teaspoons.

      • I think some confusion comes with your use of “-” i.e. 4 – 1/4 cups would be better understood as 4 1/4 cups and 1 – 1/2 teaspoons would be 1 1/2 teaspoons. Goofy English language, eh? Though pronounced 4&1/4 cups it is usually written as 4 1/4 cups.
        Just my thoughts from a non-baker, single guy.

        • Jim, thanks so much for your comment. I think you’re right about the adding the dashes in the ingredient list. It doesn’t seem like I’ve been blogging that long, but I started this blog eight years ago. (Wow!!) During that time I played with different ways of presenting the recipes. This is one method that didn’t really work out. I’ve gone in and changed the ingredient list to the more traditional format.

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