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Loaf of bread that has been sliced into.
Soft White Sandwich Bread
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Proofing Time:
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 50 mins

This soft white sandwich bread is easy to make and a great recipe to have on hand. It's great for toast, sandwiches, or even french toast!

Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sandwich bread, white bread recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 180 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
  • cup (295ml) warm milk (about 110°F)
  • teaspoons active dry yeast (or instant or rapid rise)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups (420g) bread flour
  1. Whisk together the milk, yeast, and sugar in the bowl of your stand mixer and let stand for 5 minutes or until mixture is foamy.

  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine then switch to the dough hook. Knead on low speed (speed 1 or 2) for about 10 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic. Lightly grease a bowl and place dough in the bowl to rise. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm area until doubled in size.

  3. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan and set aside.

  4. Punch the dough down and turn out onto a work surface. Don't add flour at this point. Knead the dough a few times to remove any trapped air bubbles and roll into a small rectangle. Roll the dough and pinch the seam to seal. Place in prepared pan.

  5. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm area until almost doubled in size. Bake in a 350°F oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown and sounds hollow when you tap on it. Allow bread several minutes before slicing.

Recipe Notes
  1. Storage: Store completely cooled bread tightly wrapped in plastic wrap at room tempurature for up to 5 days or in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. 
  2. Make-Ahead: After you have kneaded the dough place in a lightly greased bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator for up to 15 hours. Remove from the refrigerator and allow the dough to come to room temperature (about 2 hours) before continuing with the recipe.
  3. Freezer Friendly: Let the dough rise 1 time then punch the dough down and shape into a loaf. Freeze in a disposable bread pan or in a ziploc bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. To use remove from freezer and thaw completely at room temperature (about 4-5 hours) then bake as directed. Or freeze completely cooled loaves by wrapping tightly in plastic wrap and freeze for up to 3 months. 
  4. Nutrition facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.
Nutrition Facts
Soft White Sandwich Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 232mg10%
Potassium 108mg3%
Carbohydrates 29.3g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4.6g5%
Protein 5.8g12%
Vitamin A 113IU2%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.