In case you’ve been toiling your days away searching for the easiest, yet most delicious, sandwich bread to make in your home kitchen (please don’t tell me I’ve been the only one!), you can stop now.
This recipe is the answer.
You think I’m kidding? Consider this, then: this bread – this Rieska
, this Finnish wonder of ridiculously easy bread baking – is done in less than 30 minutes. Not 30 minutes. LESS than 30 minutes. And if you have the patience to let it cool for a bit, it makes a mighty fine sandwich. True story.
What makes this bread particularly amazing is that it’s durable enough to hold a few slices of meat, cheese and veggies, but soft, moist and cakey enough to warrant its “quick bread” category. It takes less time to throw together than it does for me to get dressed in the morning, and its buttery and mildly sweet flavor is unusually refreshing – not at all how you’d expect it to taste at first sight. It’s rustic and reliable and made with wholesome ingredients, like rolled oats and rye flour. To me, that’s a winner.
Of course, this isn’t the end-all, be-all to sandwich bread. It doesn’t hold up that well to paninis and other hot, grilled sandwiches, but it does, for example, make a mean prosciutto, Swiss and veggie sandwich. It also tastes delicious un-sandwiched, with a pat of butter spackled across the top or with a dollop of cream cheese and tart jam. And if it helps me end my toiled days of sandwich bread baking, even if just for a while, I think it’s worth keeping around.Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) joined Tablespoon to share her adventures in the kitchen. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profileand keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!