Do you know what’s in your bread? I had a look at the ingredients int he %100 wholewheat loaf sitting on our counter and found it was made of: Whole Wheat Flour, Water, Sugar/ Glucose-Fructose, Yeast, Canola Oil, Salt, Calcium Propionate, Sodium Stearoyl-2nLactylate, Acetylated Tartaric Acid, Esters of Momo and Diglycerides, Ascorbic Acid, Calcium Sulfate, Enzymes, Sorbic Acid. With this in mind I decided to make my own bread.
This list of ingredients makes me never want to buy grocery store bread again. Yuck! After checking out these ingredients I though I would try baking my own bread with simple ingredients that I actually understand. Although Eric and I always eat %100 whole wheat bread my first attempt at baking bread was a white sandwich loaf. This was for a couple of reasons. First off, they say that white bread is easier to bake than whole wheat. Secondly, and most important I did not have all the ingredients necessary for whole wheat bread. I promise next batch will be whole wheat.
To make my white sandwich bread I used Susan’s Easy Basic White Sandwich Bread recipe from A Year in Bread. It turned out great! It was easy to follow and delicious. I would make this recipe again in a heartbeat!