Basic Lean White Bread and Variation

If you are looking for a delicious and light bread option with a nutty flavor and texture, try this basic lean white bread recipe and variation. This airy and crusty loaf is perfect sandwich bread with a great addition to any meal. You can use it to make a delicious and low-calorie tuna fish, peanut butter or lettuce and tomato sandwich. You can also add different ingredients to customize your loaf. This recipe has no shortening, so the bread will turn stale after one day, but it still makes great toast for a fried egg sandwich.

Ingredients used:

  • 1.5 tsp - Active dry yeast
  • 3 cup - Bread flour
  • 1.5 tsp - Salt
  • 1.5 tsp - Sugar
  • 1.25 cup - Water
  • 0.5 cup - Yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tbsp - Sesame seeds

Recipe steps:

  • Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Slowly add the water and mix the ingredients to form a dough.
  • Knead the dough for 8 to 10 minutes until it is smooth and elastic.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover it with a damp cloth.
  • Let the dough rise for about 1 hour in a warm place.
  • Punch the dough down, and divide it into two pieces.
  • Shape each piece into a round loaf and place them in greased 9 inch loaf pans.
  • Let the loaves rise for about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Bake the loaves for 30 minutes or until they are golden brown.

After following these steps you have a delicious and light bread option with a nutty flavor and texture. This bread is perfect for many different sandwiches and can be customized with different ingredients to make it your own. Enjoy this delicious and low-calorie bread with your favorite meal.