Jan 7, 2016

Basic Soft White Sandwich Bread Recipe

You all know my love for baking bread at home from my array of bread post in my blog. So far i have tried so many versions of bread like 100% Whole Wheat BreadWhite BreadMulti Grain Bread. And i went a little fancy and made a Homemade Panettone & Focaccia Bread. So far everything turned out so beautiful and they all been my favorite ones. 

I wanted to bake a basic sandwich bread for a very long time and finally i made it. It is a fool proof recipe for the perfect sandwich bread. It is just soft, strudy and taste delicious..

This is so easy to make as well and it makes the perfect toast or taste just delicious when spread with some jam or preserves over it when sliced fresh from the loaf..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Resting Time : 2 hour
Baking Time : 35 to 40 mins
Makes 1 loaf


All Purpose Flour / Maida - 3 cups
Dry Milk Powder - 1/3 cup
Melted Butter - 3 tblspn
Warm Water - 1 cup
Sugar - 2 tblspn
Dry Yeast - 1.5 tsp
Salt - 1.5 tsp

(My 1 cup measures 240 ml)


Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan with oil and set aside. 

Take flour, milk powder, salt in a bowl and mix well. Set aside.

Take warm water, sugar and yeast in a bowl and let it sit and rest for 5 mins. Add in melted butter and mix well.

Now pour this in the bowl and mix well to a soft dough. Transfer the dough to working surface and sprinkle with lots of flour and knead for 5 to 8 mins till the dough is smooth and soft.

Now take this in a oiled bowl and oil the dough as well. Cover and let it rest for 1 to 2 hours till it is doubled in size.

Now knead it once and spread it evenly. Roll it tightly and place it in a oiled loaf pan,, cover and let it rise for 45 mins to 1 hour.

In the last 15 mins of rising, preheat oven to 180 degree C.

Now brush the top with milk and bake it in a preheated oven for 35 to 40 mins.

Remove it and let it rest in the pan for 5 mins. 

Now remove it from pan and cool it completely, slice and serve.

Take all your ingredients

Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan and set aside
Take warm water in a bowl..

add in sugar

sprinkle over some yeast

let it sit for 5 mins

mix well

add in melted butter

mix well

Take flour in a bowl

add in milk powder

add in salt

mix well

Make a well in the center

pour the mix in

knead it to a dough

now transfer this to a well floured surface

knead it well

keep kneading for 5 to 8 mins

as you knead the dough will get soft and very smooth

just like this

now do the thumb test, press the dough using your thumb

it will just bounce back

place it in a oiled bowl

brush the top with some oil

cover with plastic wrap

let the dough rise

punch down the air out

remove it to the surface

spread it lightly

now roll it out

roll it pretty tightly


now it is rolled up

pinch the edges

place it in a oiled loaf pan

brush the top with some oil
cover with plastic wrap and let it rise

now it is risen

a close look..

brush the top with egg or milk

bake till done

look at that wonderful loaf

cool it, slice and serve



  1. Dear aarthi
    Thankx a lot for the neat explanation of basic sandwich receive. I have a doubt I don't use milk powder so can I use milk if so could you be kind enough to direct me reg quantity thankx in advance
    Ramya sreekanth

  2. Is there an alternative for milk powder or can we go ahead without it... How is this recipe different from your white bread recipe?

  3. I have a Morphy Richards 55lits otg. There are 2 baking options one bottom element with fan and the other without fan. I don't get a brown colour on my breads. Is there anyother setting .

  4. Wats d alternative of yeast

  5. i did this but my dough not raised like urs but it raised little only.while cutting its gets broken .Tell me the reason arthi

  6. Can I bake this in pressure cooker? If it so, need to bake for how many minutes?

  7. Thank you very much for the recipe. Would love to try this :-)

  8. Looks really good.I love bread too but none that I have baked came out well enough.Will try your recipe.Hoping it's a success. Thankyou for sharing.Pictures and instructions are very clear.

  9. hi.. can i replace milk powder with boiled milk?

  10. Superb. Nice presentation. Very delightful to see how the bread was made.

  11. You are really awesome aarthi..love ur recipes soo much..thank you for this wonderful loaf...:)

  12. Bread looks so soft and spongy. Perfectly done.

  13. This bread looks perfect ..inviting

  14. Hi aarthi.. What happened? Can't see u for a long while..

  15. Hi aarati.where r u?

  16. @Anonymousi am back from a vacation..you will be seeing post regularly from now onwards

  17. @Anonymousmilk powder will result in this soft texture bread

  18. @Chitra Shivaramakrishnanthe texture is great and gives you perfect slice and good for sandwiches

  19. @sarai think ur yeast is not activated enough

  20. Hi aarthi,
    Your yeast mix does not look frothy but u made the bread.is it ok?
    Because mine is also not frothy looking and still.can i go ahead.
    pls reply.

  21. @Anonymouswhen u are mixing the yeast in water..u will see some moments in the yeast. this is how you know that the yeast is active..

  22. i have a 24 ltr morphy richards otg. when i tried to bake this bread i first kept it in bottom rack, the bottom of bread got burnt. second time i tried keeping it in center rack. this time the bread touched the top rods and got burnt.and it also browned very quickly on top. how should i place the bread tin. i am not able bake a decent loaf. what shud i do.

  23. @durga kalyanu can keep it center rack and during half way through the cooking time cover the top with foil, dont cover it completely, just place a sheet of foil on top.

  24. Hi i have a 24l otg.What wud b the correct loaf tin size for it?How to change the quantity of ingredients?


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