This no knead white sandwich bread recipe is easy to make, especially if you are feeding a crowd. It make three generous loaves!
If you have never made no knead bread before, it makes fabulous toast and great sandwiches! The soft, fluffy texture and delicious flavor will make it your family’s favorite.
No Knead Sandwich Bread Recipe
1 ½ cups milk
½ cup shortening (I use palm shortening from Tropical Traditions)
¼ cup sugar
2 Tablespoons salt
1 ½ cup water
2 Tablespoons yeast
9 cups all-purpose flour
- Heat milk in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. The milk should be hot enough to melt the shortening. Add the shortening, sugar and salt to the milk. Stir until the shortening melts.
- Add the water and yeast and stir until the yeast is blended well into the milk mixture. Add the eggs and blend well.
- Add the flour and blend well. You can use your hand to incorporate the last bit of flour if you need to. This dough will be softer than a kneaded dough. Don’t be tempted to add more flour.
- Once the dough is all mixed, you can cover it with plastic and let it chill in the refrigerator or shape into loaves immediately. Shape the dough into 3 loaves on a well floured work surface and place into well oiled loaf pans. Cover and let rise. If you chilled your dough, It will take about 2 hours to rise. Un-chilled dough takes about an hour.
- Bake at 375° F. for 1 hour. The loaf should be an even deep brown color.
- When you remove the loaf from the oven let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Take it out of the pan and let it cool completely on a cooling rack. If you keep the loaf in the pan while it is cooling, the loaf will become soggy on the bottom.
- Slice the loaf only after it has cooled down all the way.
- You can place the keep the chilled dough in your fridge for up to 3 days. The longer you keep it there, the more the flavor will develop into more of a sourdough taste.
- You don't have to bake 3 loaves of bread if you don’t want to. Once you divide your dough into 3 sections, you can bake one section into a loaf, make one section into cinnamon rolls, and turn the other section into pretzels. You can even use this dough to make naan bread, dinner rolls or breadsticks! The possibilities are really endless.
- If you have rice flour lying around, dust the top of your loaf with about a tablespoon of it. The top of loaf will still remain white after baking and it won’t have any of that raw flour starchy taste.
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