French Sandwich Bread

French Sandwich Bread

I’ve got a great recipe for you today!  This French sandwich bread is simple to make and it’s my new go-to bread for all types of sandwiches. The recipe is actually an adaptation of an old French bread recipe I have on my blog. I make that recipe all the time and it’s perfect in the Winter with soup. My friend Katie started telling me about how she adapted that recipe to make a great sandwich bread and I knew I had to try it. She wasn’t kidding – this bread is so good! It’s nice and soft, but still sturdy enough to be easily sliced. I love that it’s almost half whole wheat, and the taste is perfect.  If you’re looking for a good sandwich bread, try this one – it’s been a hit around here. :)

French Sandwich Bread

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French Sandwich Bread

Yield: 2 loaves


2-¼ cups Warm Water
2 Tablespoons Sugar
4-½ teaspoons Yeast
1 Tablespoon Salt
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
2 cups whole wheat flour
4 cups all-purpose flour


In a large mixer, combine water and sugar and yeast. Allow it to soften/proof for about 5 minutes. Add salt, oil, and the flour. Using the dough hook on your mixer, knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Lightly spray a large bowl with cooking spray and place the dough in the bowl. Cover the bowl with lightly greased plastic wrap and let the dough rise until it has doubled, about 1 hour.

Grease 2 loaf pans with shortening or cooking spray. Gently push fist into dough to deflate; divide in half. Shape dough into loaves; place in pans. Cover; let rise in warm place 30 to 45 minutes or until doubled in size. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 min, checking at about 20 minutes. Bread should be golden brown and sound hollow when tapped.

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11 Responses to “French Sandwich Bread”

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    Christine (Cook the Story) — April 30, 2013 @ 7:11 am

    I do love a good loaf. I’ll try this one for sure next time I’m baking some up. Love the description of the texture. Perfect for sandwiches for sure!

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    SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen — April 30, 2013 @ 9:56 am

    Looks like a fabulous loaf of bread!

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    Judy Kaiser — April 30, 2013 @ 10:26 am

    Can you do this in a bread machine? That is the only way I can make bread.

    • megan replied: — May 1st, 2013 @ 12:38 pm

      I would think so, but I’ve never really used bread machines so I can’t say for sure.

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    Joanne — April 30, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

    This looks yummy! Aside from the whole wheat, does this recipe require all 4 cups of the all purpose flour, or can I sub a portion for another flour, such as coconut or oat flour?

    • megan replied: — May 1st, 2013 @ 12:38 pm

      I’ve never used any other types of flour, so unfortunately I have no idea what kind of effect that would have on the bread. Sorry I’m not more help!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — April 30, 2013 @ 3:02 pm

    I love making fresh bread, but I never do a sandwich type bread. This is definitely going to change that!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — April 30, 2013 @ 4:49 pm

    Hands down, the most perfect looking bread I’ve ever seen. I love homemade bread – especially the smell of it baking :)

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    Kathy — April 30, 2013 @ 4:53 pm

    This looks delicious! I always enjoy making homemade bread.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — May 3, 2013 @ 12:20 am

    This bread looks perfect :) I bet it tastes amazing!

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — May 4, 2013 @ 7:14 pm

    mmm, i bet this bread is awesome!

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