a loaf of homemade white sandwich bread
The Easiest White Sandwich Bread

This easy white sandwich bread makes a delicious loaf of bread for sandwiches, toast, or grilled cheese!

Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: white sandwich bread
For 1 loaf:
  • 1 cup milk, warmed
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2-3 cups all-purpose flour
For small batch (2 loaves):
  • 2 cups milk, warmed
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons yeast
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 5-6 cups all-purpose flour
For large batch (4 loaves):
  • 4 cups milk, warmed
  • 6 Tablespoons sugar
  • 8 teaspoons yeast (2 Tablespoons + 2 teaspoons)
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 10.5-12 cups all-purpose flour
For a bread machine:
  1. If using a bread machine, add all ingredients for 1 loaf to the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Use the regular white bread cycle.

For a mixer:
  1. Combine milk, sugar, yeast, butter, and salt in bowl of a mixer. Add about 2/3 of the flour (4 cups for small batch, 8 cups for large batch). Mix on low speed until well combined. It may still be a little lumpy. Allow to rest 15 minutes.

  2. With mixer running, add remaining flour a little at a time, until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl. It is better to add to little flour than too much,

  3. Knead with mixer for 5 minutes. Allow to rise for about an hour or until doubled in size.

  4. Punch dough down and remove from bowl. Divide into loaves. Place in greased pans and allow to rise 30-45 minutes or until doubled in size. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until the loaves sound hollow when tapped.