I’ve always loved making my own bread. I used to use a bread machine, and found that easy and quick with delicious results. However, none of the bread was good for sandwich making.
So, I decided to try making bread by hand to see if I could get good sandwich slicing bread. This made pretty loaves but the bread was quite dense, crumbly, and didn’t taste as good or slice very nice.
I went back to my bread maker and gave up on attempting to create sandwich bread.
About a year ago, however, I was given another chance. Donna, a lady from our church, offered us women folk a bread baking class at her home. I was told I’d learn how to grind my own wheat, use that fresh flour to create a delicious homemade bread that was perfectly sliceable, and achieve these results in about 1 1/2 hours start to finish.
I was in. I was so in.
That day I learned so many little tips that help me in my quest to find the perfect homemade bread recipe. And the secret to sliceable bread, I found, is the way it is rolled out.
So, here is a video tutorial showing you how to roll your bread out without having to add more and more flour. My results with this method have been amazing.
And my finished loaves -
Can you smell it?
I can. But that’s because they’re fresh from the oven, sitting on my counter in the kitchen.
Another good tip to slicing sandwich bread is to make sure you have a really good bread knife. The knife you use can make all the difference your ability to slice good bread. Also, it is best to wait until your bread is completely cooled before you start slicing into it.
I have to admit that we never wait, however. I can’t stand not having a slice of warm bread right out of the oven. We usually taste test a couple of slices right away.
I’ll post a cinnamon roll tutorial soon, using this same method. Oh man, these things are good!