Last Updated May 2, 2022 – Published February 10, 2009
My current machine is my fourth Zojirushi. These machines last a long time and make great bread.
One of the earlier Zojirushi models had a sandwich bread setting. The bread was a favorite of the Man of the House (TMOTH) as it really was great for sandwiches.
Later Zo models don’t have the sandwich bread setting. However, they do have a “home made” function. It allows you to add a “bread program” into the machine.
Using the Home Made Function
To make bread the machine has to go through a series of steps. It warms up, it kneads, it allows the bread to rise, it beats the dough down and then has it rise again. Finally, the machine bakes the bread.
The sandwich bread setting was really just a program that went through a slightly different process than the other bread machine settings.
I emailed Zojirushi and asked them for the specific steps the machine had to take in order to make the sandwich bread. I heard back from them within 24 hours!
I then used the home made function to program the machine to make sandwich bread.
Sandwich Bread Program
Preheat: 20 min
Kneading: 15 – 18 min.
Rise 1: 45 min.
Rise 2: 20 min.
Rise 3: 45 min.
Bake: 50 min.
Sandwich Bread Recipe – Two Pound Loaf
Note that this recipe makes a two-pound loaf of bread using the home made setting.
1 1/3 Cup plus 1 Tablespoon Water
4 1/4 Cup Bread Flour
3 Tablespoons Sugar
2 Tablespoons Powdered milk
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
2 teaspoons active dry yeast