SAF Instant Yeast is widely regarded as the best dry yeast available, and it is used by professional bakers everywhere. I figured if I wanted to be a serious baker, it was worth it to buy the professional yeast (it’s also much more economical).
I had no idea how long one bag of yeast would last me. It ended up being almost exactly a year. To commemorate this yeast-completing occasion, I’ve collected six of my favorite sandwich bread recipes.
Three of these sandwich breads are denser, whole grain loaves, while two are fluffy white breads (with a twist). One falls somewhere in between. The order of the breads below is the order they appear in the photo above, going clockwise from the top-left corner.
Buttermilk Sandwich Bread: A classic white bread. The buttermilk provides a little extra flavor.
Multi-grain Bread Extraordinaire: An incredibly moist and chewy loaf that uses brown rice.
Healthy Honey Wheat Bread: Completely my own recipe, where I tried to make the most nutritious (low calorie, high protein) homemade bread.
Seeded Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread: Baking this bread provided a big surprise when it rose beautifully.
Semolina and Masa Harina Sandwich Loaf: This bread rises incredibly high, and works great as toast.
Sourdough Multi-grain Sandwich Loaf: The sourdough starter in this bread provides flavor, not leavening power. The finished loaf has a fantastic texture.