Simple Sandwich Bread

Simple Sandwich BreadI have been using this recipe for my lunch sandwiches since about September. The crust of the bread is firm and flaky; the center is soft with a tight crumb structure. It goes very well with deli meats.

Simple Sandwich BreadIt is an adaptation of the second recipe on Richard Burr’s Baking on a Camping Stove blog page – Campfire bread. Since Richard cooked this bread on a campfire, I had to figure out the best oven setting for it and I believe I did.

Simple Sandwich Bread

Dry  Ingredients Wet Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons of yeast
1 teaspoon of Oregano
a little bit less than 1 cup of warm water
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1. Put dry ingredients together in a large bowl, placing yeast and salt on opposite sides of the flour (Richard Burr said this was important). Mix together with a whisk.
2. Add wet ingredients to dry mix. Stir. (I use filtered, chilled water that I heat in the microwave for 40 seconds.)
3. Spoon out mixture onto a floured surface. Knead, adding small amounts of flour until dough surface is relatively smooth. Form dough into a ball. (I knead the dough less than 10 times and use a steel scraper to move it around on the surface.
4. Place the dough in a well oiled bowl. Turn it to coat the top. Lightly oil the center of a piece of plastic wrap and cover bowl with the oiled side facing down. Place the bowl in a warm spot until the dough has risen about 2 1/2 times its original size.
5. Line small loaf pan with parchment paper.
6. Spoon out dough onto a lightly floured surface. Shape dough to fill bottom of loaf pan. Place dough in small loaf pan. Cover with the same plastic wrap used earlier. Place the pan in a warm spot until the dough has risen 1/4 to 1/2 inches above the walls of the loaf pan.
7. Preheat oven to 430°F. Place bread in oven when temperature has been reached. Bake bread for 25 minutes. (I place the pan near the top in my electric oven.)
8. Flip bread out of loaf pan. Allow to cool before slicing.

Simple Sandwich Bread

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