There is just something about a classic sandwich bread. I love having toast in the morning so mastering a basic sandwich bread was key for me. I found this recipe from King Arthur Flour and have worked to make it mine.
The biggest issue I’ve had when making bread is that it breaks into pieces after I cut it. It still tasted delicious but it’s annoying for all the reasons you are thinking – buttering small pieces and not really getting a full piece for a sandwich.
That’s when I started Googling what could be going on. One of the blog posts I found said that the bread may need more protein and to look for other types of flour, including bread flour. So I decided to test out bread flour and I was quickly sold on it. Ever since I made the switch from All-Purpose Flour to Bread Flour I’ve seen a huge difference in the quality of my bread.
My breads now don’t break on themselves which is fantastic! This time around we just ate this loaf for breakfast or snacks – just cut a slice and add butter.
I think starting with a simple, classic recipe helped me try out other recipes. Plus, it’s an easy go-to as well.