If you have been looking for a bread recipe to use as an “everyday” sandwich loaf, look no further. You’ve come to the right place.
This Light Wheat Bread was an epiphany for me. Throughout my bread baking adventures, I always thought, “There’s no way I can make a loaf that looks and tastes exactly like the ones you buy at the store. They put magic in there. And I don’t have any of that in my kitchen.” After making this recipe, I realized how dead wrong I was. I did have magic in my kitchen, right here in this nifty little bread. And now, you can, too!
I realize this isn’t a 100 percent whole-wheat loaf, and I too mourn this fact. The reason it’s not all wheat: without the addition of a little bit of high gluten flour (like bread flour), the bread doesn’t always rise as nicely as you’d want it to. Trust me, I’m working on making a whole wheat loaf that looks as beautiful and is as simple to make as this one! And when I find it, you’ll be the first to know.
For now, this bread is a perfectly acceptable substitute, and for what it might lack in full wheaty-ness, it makes up in flavor and texture. It’s airy, mildly sweet, and though it contains whole wheat flour, it doesn’t retain that bitter wheat taste. Plus, it’s tall and dense – perfect for sandwiches. Perfect as an “everyday” loaf.
The fact that it takes little effort and a couple hours of your time to make doesn’t hurt, either!
Stephanie (aka Girl versus Dough) joined Tablespoon to share her adventures in the kitchen. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!