Here at Candysfarmhousepantry we are trying to bring you a better way to live. Starting with Do It Yourself, Homemade or whatever words best describes how we want to live. Personally here on my dead end road, getting rid of added sugar, fake food coloring and dyes, preservatives and other added junk in my food that is killing me over time.
Plus the more I stay out of the grocery stores the healthier my budget and wallet are. Yes this takes some planning and perhaps extra time. I have been able to stay home and raise my children. Feed them healthier food. Along the way we learned so many skills to help make us more self-sufficient, self-supporting and self-sustaining.
Hope you enjoy making these subway sandwich bread.
1 cup warm water around 110 degrees F.
1 1/2 Tablespoons yeast
1 Tablespoon sugar or leave it out
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoons olive oil
3 to 4 cups flour
In your stand mixer or a large bowl add water, yeast, sugar, salt and olive oil. Stir and let stand 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of flour and mix with the dough hook for 4 minutes. Add additional cup of flour and mix until well combined. Continue adding the flour 1/4 cup at a time, until a soft dough is formed. The dough should still stick to the bottom of the bowl, but will pull away from the sides. Let the dough knead for around 7 minutes.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Your dough should be soft. Shape the dough into a ball and place in a bowl which has been sprayed with oil. Cover and let rise for half hour.
Divide dough into 4 equal parts. Shape each piece of dough into a long skinny loaf that is around 9 to 10 inches long. Place the rolled loaves onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or baking mat. Leave at least 2 inches between each loaf. Cover the loaves and allow to rise until double, around one hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake loves for 25 minutes.
After removing the loaves from the oven take a pastry brush, butter and rub over tops of the bread. Cool loaves for 30 minutes before splitting down the middle and filling with your favorite sandwich fillings.