An easy recipe for 10 grain sandwich bread that results in a soft and tender loaf–perfect for everything from kid’s sandwiches to grilled cheese. Find more of our top bread recipes on our Best Bread Recipes page.
A few weeks ago some dear friends from Portland contacted me with an idea to review a special cookbook from their family and share one of the recipes with you. I mentioned receiving it in this Three Things post and making some yummy caramel-pecan-chocolate bars right away, which is pretty much required when looking through a classic cookbook, right?
Guys, this book, Cookbook from Yesterday and Today for Tomorrow, is really a wonderful glimpse into a family’s treasured recipes – complete with the original handwriting preserved from the author, Venetta Sanford (my friend’s mother). It’s an accumulation of many years of recipes taken from six generations of cooks in the family line. There is a bit of history, but mainly it’s just recipes of good, classic food – all handwritten as if you’ve discovered a box of vintage recipe cards!
There are breakfast recipes for Overnight Cinnamon Buns, Good Day Granola and “Lil Pig Soufflé,” soup & salads recipes like Squash Soup and Finnish Sour Cream & Cucumber Salad and main dishes like Pork Wellington, My Cabbage Rolls, and Pork Chops, Rice, and Vegetables (sautéed and then baked in an iron skillet). There are lots of desserts, both classic (Sour Cream Raisin Pie, Homemade Doughnuts) and modern (Rice Krispies Sandwich Cookies, Biscotti).
Classic breads are one of my favorite things to try from vintage cookbooks and since March’s recipe theme is breads, I decided to share one of the bread recipes, “Seven Grain Cereal Bread,” a sandwich bread with a richer dough than my standard sandwich bread, containing eggs and butter along with the multi grains. However, since I had received Bob’s Red Mill 10-grain cereal and Bee Raw Honey for February’s breakfast posts (which I used for these delicious make-ahead muffins), I adapted the recipe to use these ingredients and to have a bit more whole grains.
Probably because I added a a couple cups of whole wheat flour, the dough was pretty sticky and maybe heavier than it would be with all unbleached flour – you can see the bread in the mixing bowl doesn’t look traditionally kneaded, but this was after 3 minutes and it was not sticky to the touch, so I called it good and let it rise in a bowl as usual (under one of these ‘shower cap’ food covers that I use for all my breads – it keeps the dough more moist than a towel and yet is reusable, unlike regular plastic wrap). It rose beautifully anyway and made a couple of wonderful loaves.
It really is an easy recipe and results in a soft and tender loaf that makes fantastic sandwiches.
Of course, slathered with butter and eaten warm, it’s not too bad, either. 😉
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