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Walter Sands’ Soft and Fluffy Sandwich Bread

Meet your new favorite bread for making sandwiches.

Walter Sands' Soft and Fluffy Sandwich Bread | spachethespatula.com #recipeAnd for toast. And for just eating all by itself as is, because it’s freakin’ incredible. I actually don’t think I could say enough good things about this bread. It has a pillowy soft interior with a crisp crust, and crunchy little beads of millet throughout.

I had a baking party with myself, yesterday. Not only did I make two loaves of this super-duper good bread, but I also made a white pizza with homemade pizza dough, which I totally can’t wait to share with you guys, because it’s also awesome. Oh, and I made a pretty delectable dessert that required zero baking. It was a busy day!

Since Mikey had the day off, we also took Rook to go get all his updated shots. He had to get four, but he was a real trooper and only cowered in fear a couple times, haha.

Walter Sands' Soft and Fluffy Sandwich Bread | spachethespatula.com #recipe Walter Sands' Soft and Fluffy Sandwich Bread | spachethespatula.com #recipeOh! Before I talk more about this awesome sandwich bread… There’s a winner for my Flavor Bible giveaway!

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Okay, back to the bread. I had a slice with butter after just cutting into the loaf, and actually couldn’t believe how good it was. Like…I wouldn’t shut up about it. “OMG how is this bread so perfect?!” Luckily, Mikey also agrees it’s the best, ever, so he wasn’t annoyed by my constant self-praise (yes, I definitely said “Good freakin’ job, Rachael!” aloud a couple times…). He made a deli sandwich with it last night (the one in the photos), and there was quite a bit of “Mmm-ing” coming from him.

So, what’s with the name? This recipe originally comes from King Arthur Flour, and the current chairman of the board’s father was Walter Sand. This is his bread that he would make once a week, every week, and I can see why. It blows any store-bought stuff out of the water.

I used two different posts to make my bread: Alexandra Cook’s post with gorgeous photos, and Counter Dog’s post with great dough folding shots. Hopefully, my post is kinda like a combination of the two!

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Walter Sands’ Soft and Fluffy Sandwich Bread

Yield: 2 loaves

Walter Sands’ Soft and Fluffy Sandwich Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 and 1/2 tsp (or 1 packet) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 6 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup millet

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the bread hook, combine the water, honey and yeast. Turn on the bread hook for a couple stirs, then let the yeast mixture site for 10 minutes, until it gets nice and foamy.
  2. Add in the dry milk, butter, salt, and 5 cups of the flour. Turn the mixer on low until there is no more loose flour. Turn the mixer speed to high and beat for 6 minutes, gradually in the last cup of flour. The dough should form into a ball of the hook and pull away from the bowl. In the last couple minutes, add in the millet.
  3. Form the dough into a gal and place in a greased bowl. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and place in warm place for an hour or so, until doubled in size.
  4. Punch the dough down and divide into two equal pieces.
  5. Roll each piece out on a floured surface into a rectangle.
  6. Pull the top corners up and out and fold down.
  7. Next, fold the center tab down, pressing to force out any air.
  8. Continue doing this until the bread is all rolled up (this ensure no huge air bubbles in the finished loaf).
  9. Place the loaves into two butter-greased 9" x 5" loaf pans, and allow to rise for another hour, until the dough has risen about a 1/2" to 1" above the pan.
  10. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes, until golden. Tip out of the loaf pans and allow to fully cool on a wire rack before cooling.

Notes

recipe from here and here

http://www.spachethespatula.com/walter-sands-soft-and-fluffy-sandwich-bread/

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5 Responses to “Walter Sands’ Soft and Fluffy Sandwich Bread”

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  2. Sarah — June 29, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    So. Dang. FLUFFY! Seriously, I can plainly see that this bread is the epitome of softness and fluffiness. I reaaaaaally want like 5 pieces right now. LOL. And your photos! Gorgeous, gorgeous! Pinned.

    • Rachael replied: — June 29th, 2014 @ 8:51 pm

      Thank you so so much! It's kinda unreasonably fluffy, haha

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