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easy and clean sandwich bread recipe loaf sitting on counter with one slice cut

Clean & Easy Sandwich Bread Recipe for Non-Bakers

  • Author: Hayley Younce | The Kailyaird
  • Prep Time: 150
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Sandwich Loaf 1x


Simple and Easy Sandwich Bread for beginning bakers that is clean and makes fool proof delicious sandwich bread.



4 cups flour

2 tsp active yeast

2 tsp salt

1 ¾ cups water

Drizzle of oil


  1. Combine all dry ingredients in your mixer and with the paddle blade, turn it on the lowest setting to get things mixing. Add the water until everything is combined.
  2. Let sit for 20-40 minutes. This allows the flour to fully absorb the water and lets the yeast start to wake up.
  3. With the dough hook knead the dough in the mixer for 5 minutes. The dough should stick only to the bottom of the bowl but clear the sides. If it is too wet and sticking to the sides, add a sprinkle of flour. If it is too dry and clearing the bottom, add a splash of water, about a tablespoon at a time.
  4. Coat the top layer of the dough with a small drizzle of oil. Just enough to prevent drying out. Let the dough sit for about an hour until it has doubled in size.
  5. Knead the dough in the mixer for 2 more minutes.  Lift the hook and drizzle a small amount of oil around the edges of the dough, lifting the sides until you can cleanly lift the dough out of the bowl.
  6. Form the loaf by tucking the sides under making the top smooth. Place the dough into an oiled 9×5 or 1 lb loaf pan. Set it out to rise for one more hour.
  7. While the dough is rising preheat oven to 450.
  8. Score the top of the loaf. Place a pie pan with water on the bottom rack, and the loaf above it. Bake for 40 minutes until the crust is a nice golden brown.
  9. Take it out and let cool. When you first take it out the inside has not finished baking yet. Letting it sit and cool allows the bread to finish on the inside and the crust soften up on the outside.