Basic Sandwich bread Recipe, easy and super simple. A bread recipe which is totally fuss-free, forgiving and gives best sandwich bread every time.
If you would have asked me a few years ago to bake a perfect looking soft spongy and pillows sandwich bread I would have given you a completely baffled look 😀 Baking has never been my area of interest except few tried and tested cakes that I perfected according to my family’s test and now these few basic bread loaves which I like to bake often because I just can’t stand the paper like taste of commercial bread. Now don’t get me wrong here I am still not in love with baking if someone can supply me homebred or artisan weekly bread for my sandwiches I would be happy to subscribe. Until the time I come across such service, I am Okay to kneed the dough and churn out my favorite bread loaves at home.
Now that we are talking about kneading the dough, that’s what the bone of contention is whenever I bake bread. I really abhor that task now… I know I know some of you find it therapeutic but for me, it is Chore that I really can do away with. I think I am not really a patient person when it comes to mixing cake batters, kneading the bread dough or whipping the egg whites with hands. So baking always takes a back seat in my kitchen.
As I spoke to you about my association with Morphy Richards on various social media platforms, I am trying out a couple of new products from the new range of Morphy Richards which is called Total Control. The product which I tried this month is Morphy Richards Total Control Stand Mixer.
When I received the product naturally the first thing I wanted to do with this was to bake my sandwich bread which requires a good amount of kneading. I feel that’s the best way to test a stand mixer. So the first thing that I used the Total Control Stand Mixer was to bake my tried and tested homemade sandwich bread.
The first thing that I always do (most of us do that) is to read the manual that comes with it. That gives me an idea of the possible usage of the product and what all I can do with it. Since it came with beater, balloon whisk, and dough hook, I see that I can do pretty much everything related to kneading dough for bread, pizza dough, dinner rolls, pastry dough for pies, cake batters, homemade mayonnaise etc. As I told you before first thing that scares me from baking my own bread is kneading the dough so I set out to bake a homemade sandwich loaf.
Before trying out my own timings and speeds, I decided to use the pre-set automatic menu for baking bread. Since the Murphy stand mixer comes with advanced smart response technology and pre-set menus along with manual settings so that you can use the personalized recipe using manual settings in case you want to add in ingredients at different timings. I started with the pre-set menu of bread baking.
All I did was simply dump everything together in the stainless steel mixing bowl of the stand mixer and let the stand mixer do its job. At the end of the cycle, I got this dough which looked almost similar to the one that I get after 12-13 minutes kneading with hands.
The best thing was no spilling or mess while kneading the bread dough as it comes with a mixing bowl splash guard so I covered the mixer bowl with this. I hate cleaning the counter even more than kneading the dough and this was pretty neat, so no mess at all! And, I am still deciding about which one was the best part about it, no need to knead or No need to clean up afterward 😀
After resting the dough for 1hr 30 minutes this is how it looks. I folded the dough to put it into a baking pan after lightly punching it and again kept the bread Dough for another rise. It was almost perfect. If you bake your bread often you know the thrill and joy of a perfectly risen bread dough each time. Ideally, the dough should rise 1/2 inch above the baking tin.
After Baking This is How the Bread looked
I can really get used to of baking my bread without so much proverbial elbow grease that goes into baking a perfect homemade loaf of bread 🙂 with the total control Stand mixer. In this recipe, I tested my regular everyday sandwich loaf with the Automatic program.
The whole Total control range from Murphy Richards is designed to control each and every aspect with automatic programs and manual speed controls, so I did try the other recipes which involved using various speeds and time intervals as per specific recipes. I will try some of them to in the stand mixer and share the results with you all very soon, till then I am glad that finally, I can bake my everyday sandwich bread without any worry 🙂
What I liked in Morphy Richard Total Control Stand Mixer
- It comes with preset Automatic programs, so even a beginner can use it with ease.
- At the same time, if you are a control freak, you have the option of manual control to adjust the speed according to your recipe. Total control in a true sense.
- Splash guard that comes with it helps to prevent spills and mess in the kitchen. I can personally tell you that the mess looks beautiful in the photos but believe me when you have to clean afterward it is totally a back-breaking task. So for me, that is really much-required feature.
- Having used various stand mixers, I find that even with the heavier mixture the speed was constantly maintained ( I think because of Smart Response technology) which gives consistency in the final result.
Homemade Basic Sandwich Bread Recipe Video
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 1 packet active dry yeast
To make the dough: In the stand mixer bowl, combine all-purpose flour, sugar, and salt and stir with a spatula.
Now add rest of the ingredients and place the splash cover.
Set the mixer to program 1 and press the start button. Run the program until end which will take approximately 10 minutes.
Now cover the mixing bowl with a damp kitchen bowl and allow it to rise for 1.30 hrs.
After that slightly punch the dough and divide the dough between two greased loaf tins.
Place these tins in a warm place to rise again till it reaches almost 1/2 inch above the rim of the baking tin.
Bake in oven at 200C for 25-30minutes’
To test take it out and tap the tin on the bottom, it should sound hollow. Allow it to cool before cutting into slices of your desired thickness.