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2 pieces of soft sandwich bread on pink plates and a jar of strawberry jam
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5 from 19 votes

Best Soft Sandwich Bread

Toasts, sandwiches & more you just can't beat this sandwich loaf. Pillowy soft interior & beautiful crusty exterior & done in under 3 hours. 
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time50 mins
Rise Time Total1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bread, Easy Recipe, Sandwich Bread, Vegan
Servings: 1 9-inch loaf
Author: rylee


  • 2 ¼ tsp. or 10 grams Instant Yeast
  • 2 cups or 16 oz. Warm Water
  • 3 ½ cups or 556 grams Bread Flour Protein of at least 12%
  • 1 tbsp. or 19 grams Salt
  • Optional Add-ins Caraway seeds, Sesame Seeds, Oats, Everything but the Bagel Seasoning


  • In a large bowl add your instant yeast and warm water
  • Add bread flour and salt to your yeast mixture and mix with a wooden spoon until no dry clumps remain
  • Fold the dough over itself 8 times and cover with a towel to rest for 1 hour
  • After 1 hour, fold dough over itself another 8 times and cover for 30 more minutes
  • While your dough has its second rise, preheat you oven to 450F and lightly oil your 9 inch loaf pan (I use 9x5)
  • Once the oven is preheated, pop your loaf pan in the oven for 5 minutes to get really hot before adding your dough
  • While your pan is getting nice and hot, gently remove your dough from the bowl onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Fold all sides in starting with the 2 sides, then top 2 corners, then bottom 2 corners, then folding the top in, next the bottom, and tightly roll the dough up into a log
  • Create some tension using a bench scraper or your hand, really forming the loaf into a tighter log
  • Remove hot pan from oven and add dough into pan, seam side down
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes, then remove foil and bake for another 20 minutes
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely