Simple Wholemeal Sandwich Bread

Wholemeal Sandwich Bread
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Soft and fluffy, perfect for the morning toast or sandwiches, this Simple Wholemeal Sandwich Bread is made with both strong white and wholemeal flour. The addition of milk and butter in this recipe makes sure you have a lovely loaf of bread with a soft crust, tender crumb and incredible flavour! Just what you need to make a perfect sandwich!

There are no two ways about it – we are Sourdough fans. But sometimes, there’s just not enough time to make a Sourdough loaf. When I need my bread quicker, and my sourdough starter has not been fed, I make a simple wholemeal sandwich bread to use for a range of sandwiches that Seb can take to work.

One of the best things about this Wholemeal Sandwich Bread recipe is that the bread will keep in an airtight container for 3 days without drying out and tasting stale. What is more, once sliced, it is perfect for freezing.

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Wholemeal Sandwich Bread

How We Make Our Simple Wholemeal Sandwich Bread?

In a bowl of your stand mixer, mix both types of flour, salt and fast-action yeast.

Pour the milk into a small saucepan, add the sugar and butter and heat on low stirring just until the sugar has dissolved and the butter has melted. Leave to cool down to lukewarm.

Add the milk to the flour mixture and, using a dough hook attachment mix in your stand mixer (we love Kenwood) for about 7-8 minutes.

Shape a ball and place it into a lightly greased bowl, cover and leave for a couple of hours in a warm spot (or until doubled in size).

Using a pastry brush, grease a 2lbs (900ml) loaf tin with some odourless oil. Lightly dust it with flour.

Tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface and divide the dough into three equal-sized pieces. Shape three balls and place them in the tin snuggly. Dust the top with some flour, cover with a tea towel and leave for 1 hour in a warm spot (or until doubles in size again).

Preheat the oven to 220C. Using a sharp knife or a dough scorer, slash the dough 3-4 times and place the tin in the middle of the oven for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, without opening the oven door, reduce the heat to 170C and continue baking for another 30 minutes.

Once baked, leave in the tin to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer onto a cooling rack to cool completely before slicing.


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Wholemeal Sandwich Bread

Simple Sandwich Bread

Soft and fluffy, perfect for the morning toast or sandwiches, this Simple Wholemeal Sandwich Bread is made with both strong white and wholemeal flour. The addition of milk and butter in this recipe makes sure you have a lovely loaf of bread with a soft crust, tender crumb and incredible flavour! Just what you need to make a perfect sandwich!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Proving Time: 3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Course Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine American, British
Servings 14 slices
Calories 155 kcal

Equipment

  • Stand Mixer with a Dough Hook Attachment
  • 2lbs (900ml) Loaf Tin

Ingredients
 
 

  • 250 g strong bread flour plus extra for dusting
  • 250 g wholemeal flour
  • 7 g instant/ fast action yeast
  • 8 g salt
  • 350 g milk
  • 10 g caster sugar
  • 25 g butter
  • 1 tsp odourless oil like sunflower or vegetable oil

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl of your stand mixer, mix both types of flour, salt and fast-action yeast.
  • Pour the milk into a small saucepan, add the sugar and butter and heat on low stirring just until the sugar has dissolved and the butter has melted. Leave to cool down to lukewarm.
  • Add the milk to the flour mixture and, using a dough hook attachment mix in your stand mixer for about 7-8 minutes.
  • Shape a ball and place it into a lightly greased bowl, cover and leave for a couple of hours in a warm spot (or until doubled in size).
  • Using a pastry brush, grease a 2lbs (900ml) loaf tin with some odourless oil. Lightly dust it with flour.
  • Tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface and divide the dough into three equal-sized pieces. Shape three balls and place them in the tin snuggly. Dust the top with some flour, cover with a tea towel and leave for 1 hour in a warm spot (or until doubles in size again).
  • Preheat the oven to 220°C. Using a sharp knife or a dough scorer, slash the dough 3-4 times and place the tin in the middle of the oven for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, without opening the oven, reduce the heat to 170°C and continue baking for another 30 minutes.
  • Once baked, leave in the tin to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer onto a cooling rack to cool completely before slicing.

Nutrition

Calories: 155kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 6gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 246mgPotassium: 125mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 96IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Easy Bread Loaf, Easy Sandwich Bread with Wholemeal Flour, How to Make Sandwich Bread, Simple Sandwich Bread Recipe, SImple Wholemeal Bread Recipe, Wholemeal Bread Recipe
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