This Simple Sandwich Loaf is a perfect go-to for weekday lunches! We've provided ingredients in grams as measuring by weight will give you more consistent and better results (and require less dishes)!
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450 grams Barton Springs Mill Marquis '00'
25 grams sugar
8 grams salt
1 packet active dry yeast OR 5g instant yeast
120 grams whole milk
140 grams water
40 grams orange juice
56 grams melted butter
In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients and stir. In a microwaveable bowl, melt butter and combine with all wet ingredients. Warm the wet ingredients in the microwave to 85 degrees F.
Add wet ingredients to dry until the dough becomes a single mass. Transfer to a mixer with dough hook and knead on speed 2 (on your standard Kitchen Aid) for 11 minutes. The dough should become very smooth.
PROOF 1: Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl, or clear cylindrical container, and cover. Set in a warm place and allow rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Transfer proofed dough to a lightly oiled surface. Shape the dough into a log about 7-8 inches long.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
PROOF 2: Place shaped dough in a lightly greased 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" loaf pan, cover the pan loosely with lightly greased plastic wrap, and allow the bread to rise for about 60 minutes, until it's domed about 1" above the edge of the pan.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until light and golden brown and interior temperature is 190°F. Cool on a rack before slicing. Enjoy!