I love a good sandwich. In fact, I’d say that sandwiches are my preferred choice for lunch every day. I’ve recently been in a kick of scrambling up two eggs and putting them between two lightly buttered pieces of toast (yup, that’s still a sandwich in my book). I think the cold weather has made me crave warm food at lunch. In the summer, I usually go with a standard cold-cut sandwich, but I load it up with all sorts of toppings…like a tasty Olive Spread or Pickled Banana Peppers. But here’s the thing about making sandwiches every day…I go through a lot of bread in my house! (But that’s fine since I love to bake bread, and I’m usually looking for any excuse possible to bake a fresh loaf!) I recently baked a couple batches of this Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread…and it’s definitely a new favorite in my house!
A sandwich is only as good as the bread it’s made on. I’ve heard this little saying before, and I couldn’t agree more! I’ve really grown to love the flavor of whole wheat breads, but homemade whole wheat bread is often dense and heavy. How do they make whole wheat bread at the store seem so much lighter? (I suspect the answer has something to do with all of those ingredients on the side of the package that I can’t pronounce…) So you can imagine my excitement when I came across this Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread from King Arthur Flour! It’s light, flavorful, and a perfect bread for sandwiches.
This bread features a bit of honey, molasses, or maple syrup…but just enough to give it a slightly sweet taste. (I’ve tried both honey and maple syrup when making this bread…and the honey is way better in my opinion.) Like any bread, you’ll need to make this on a day when you’re going to be around for a couple of hours. After all, you’ve got to give the yeast time to throw a party! Depending on how much bread you eat in your house, you could easily double this recipe and freeze one of the loaves. In fact, I’ve got a loaf sitting in the freezer right now…and I’m about to go pull it out for lunch today! (Check out this previous post for a White Sandwich Bread recipe, too.)
Recipe courtesy of King Arthur Flour.