Are you ready to elevate your sandwich game?
Look no further than The Irresistible Chef Alina Sandwich Bread.
This recipe combines simplicity with a touch of culinary magic, resulting in a loaf that’s perfect for your favorite sandwiches.
Let’s get started!
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup warm water (around 110°F/43°C)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 egg (for egg wash, optional)
- Sesame seeds (for topping, optional)
Activate the Yeast:
In a small bowl, combine the warm water and sugar. Sprinkle the yeast over the water and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until it becomes frothy. This indicates that the yeast is activated.
Prepare the Dough:
In a large mixing bowl, combine the activated yeast mixture with the flour and salt. Gradually add the olive oil while mixing. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 8-10 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover it with a damp cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for 1-1.5 hours or until it doubles in size.
Shape the Loaf:
After the first rise, punch down the dough and shape it into a loaf. Place it in a greased loaf pan, cover it, and let it rise for an additional 30-45 minutes.
Preheat the Oven:
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
Egg Wash and Topping (Optional):
Whisk the egg and brush it over the top of the risen loaf. Sprinkle sesame seeds for an extra touch of flavor and texture.
Bake the bread in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown, and the bread sounds hollow when tapped.
Cool and Slice:
Allow the bread to cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring it to a wire rack. Once completely cooled, slice and enjoy!
Customize the Toppings: Experiment with different seeds or herbs on top for a personalized touch.
Add-ins: Enhance the flavor by adding ingredients like grated cheese, herbs, or even olives to the dough during the kneading process.
This Chef Alina Sandwich Bread is not only a delight to make but also a treat for your taste buds.
Perfectly soft on the inside with a golden crust, it’s an irresistible choice for your favorite sandwiches or toasted with a spread of your choice.