The  Irresistible Chef Alina Sandwich Bread Recipe

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Ingredients Overview

Gather 4 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 1/4 teaspoons of active dry yeast, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 1/4 cups of warm milk, 1/4 cup of softened unsalted butter, and 1 large egg.

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Activate the Yeast

Initiate the process by combining warm milk and sugar, then sprinkling active dry yeast over the mixture. Witness the yeast activation as a foamy layer forms.

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Mixing Dry Ingredients

In a large bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour and salt, creating a well for the wet ingredients.

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Combining Wet Ingredients

Pour the activated yeast mixture into the well, incorporating softened butter and a room-temperature egg. Blend until a cohesive dough forms.

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Kneading the Dough

Transfer the dough to a floured surface, kneading it for 8-10 minutes until achieving a smooth, elastic texture. Adjust with additional flour if needed.

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First Rise

Place the kneaded dough in a greased bowl, covering it with a damp cloth. Allow it to rise in a warm environment for 1-1.5 hours until doubling in size.

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Shaping the Dough

After the first rise, punch down the dough and shape it into two loaves. Nestle them into greased loaf pans.

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Second Rise

Cover the loaf pans with a damp cloth, providing another rise period of 45-60 minutes, allowing the dough to reach just above the rim of the pans.

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Preheat the Oven

As the second rise concludes, preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) during the last 15 minutes, ensuring the ideal baking environment.

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Baking Process

Place the loaves in the preheated oven, baking for 25-30 minutes until achieving golden-brown tops and a hollow sound when tapped.

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Cooling Stage

Let the freshly baked bread cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.

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Culinary Enjoyment

Once cooled, slice the Chef Alina Sandwich Bread, and embark on a culinary journey. Pair it with your favorite fillings, from classic ham and cheese to gourmet turkey avocado.

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