• Breads,  Recipes

    White Sandwich Bread

    Portrait view of homemade White Sandwich Bread on a cutting board.

    My homemade White Sandwich Bread is my absolute favorite bread to make. This easy recipe has great flavor and best of all, it is no knead!

    Homemade White Sandwich Bread with two slices cut, resting on a cutting board.

    I love making my own bread. Of the things I bake, baking bread makes my house feel like home. As bread rises and is baked, a yeasty sweet aroma wafts through the whole house, filling every room with comfort, happiness, and anticipation.

    Homemade bread can elevate any meal to something special and also can be used to make sandwiches, toast, French toast, bread puddings, bread salads, and many other dishes. I generally cut a few slices for dinner on the day I make it. Then, I wrap it tightly in cling wrap and it stays fresh and delicious for about 10 days, even without refrigeration.

    But… I think I know what you are thinking. You are thinking… you can’t make bread. But, you can! Seriously! If you’ve never made your own yeast bread before, I bet you haven’t because of one of these 3 reasons:

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    Steakhouse Dinner Rolls

    Steakhouse Dinner Rolls piled high and ready to eat. They are in a decorative tin container and a grey and white cloth is draped around it.

    Homemade Steakhouse Dinner Rolls are better than the rolls at your favorite steakhouse.  Sweet, salty, buttery, and less than 100 calories each!

    Close-up view of Steakhouse Dinner Rolls in a decorative tin container.

    These fun little rolls are absolutely delicious! Made with simple ingredients, you will be amazed that making these homemade rolls is so easy.

    so, here’s the backstory of why I’m sharing this recipe with you…

    Several weeks ago, my husband and I decided to try a local steakhouse that we had heard was reliably good from friends and colleagues.  In the past when we have driven past this restaurant, the parking lot has been packed.  It is so busy that if you arrive more than 30 minutes after opening time, you will have a long wait to get a table.

    So, we decided to go right as the restaurant opened to give it a try.  We have just moved to a new town and want to find all the best places to grab a bite.

    We were immediately seated and our drink order was taken.  As we were perusing the menu for tasty steaks and sides, the waiter dropped off a basket of freshly baked rolls that had been brushed with melted butter.  My husband immediately pulled one from the basket.  It was warm and smelled heavenly of yeast and homemade goodness.  Or… at least at first it did.

  • Breads,  Recipes

    Garlic Parmesan Bread Knots

    Buttery, Garlic Parmesan Bread Knots on a Beige Platter

    Garlic Parmesan Bread Knots are perfect with your next barbeque or Italian dinner. They have a sumptuous buttery garlic bread flavor!

    Garlic Parmesan Bread Knots on a Rectangular Taupe Colored Serving Dish
    Close up of Garlic Parmesan Bread Knots
    Close up of Garlic Parmesan Bread Knots
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    Garlic Parmesan Bread Knots

    Encharted Cook | Jan Nunes
    Perfect with your next Barbeque or Italian Dinner! No Knead – Garlic Parmesan Bread Knots have a delicious buttery garlic bread flavor.
    Prep Time30 mins
    Cook Time18 mins
    Raising Time2 hrs 40 mins
    Total Time48 mins
    Course: Bread
    Servings: 20
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    Ingredients

    Knots:

    • 1 Cup Lukewarm Water
    • 1 Tablespoon Yeast
    • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
    • 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
    • 3/4 Teaspoon Garlic Salt
    • 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
    • 2 Tablespoons Butter, Softened
    • 1 Large Egg

    Garlic Oil Topping:

    • 3 Tablespoons Butter
    • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
    • 2 Cloves Garlic, Pressed or Minced
    • 2 Tablespoons Finely Chopped Fresh Chives or Parsley
    • 1 Tablespoon Grated Parmesan Cheese

    Instructions

    Knots

    • Add lukewarm water to a large mixing bowl. Add yeast and sugar and mix well. Allow to stand 10 minutes.
    • Add flour, salt, softened butter, and egg. Mix until all is combined and dough comes together. Dough will be elastic and slightly sticky.
    • Gather dough into a ball and place dough in a large lightly oiled bowl. Turn dough over, so all sides are lightly covered with oil. Cover bowl with a clean damp towel and allow dough to rise until double, about 2 hours.

    Garlic Oil Topping

    • While dough is rising, melt butter in a very small sauce pan. Add vegetable oil and garlic and cook over very low heat for 1 to 2 minutes until garlic is fragrant. Remove from heat, pour into a small bowl, and set aside.

    Knots Con’t

    • Preheat oven to 350°F.
    • Gently punch down the dough and divide it into 20 pieces. Shape each piece into a 6” rope and tie into a simple knot.
    • Dip each knot into the garlic oil and place the knots on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Let knots rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
    • Drizzle knots with any remaining garlic oil and sprinkle them with the parmesan cheese and the herbs.
    • Bake knots for 15 to 18 minutes, until lightly golden brown.
    • Remove knots from baking sheet and cool on a wire rack.

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    Recipe Notes

      Quantity of knots will be dependent on size. This recipe makes a minimum of 20 knots.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 25mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.9mg
    All nutritional information on this site is an estimate. Your results may vary.
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    Garlic Parmesan Hamburger Buns

    The secret to a better burger is a better bun!  Garlic Parmesan Hamburger Buns have a delicious buttery garlic bread flavor. 

    Garlic Parmesan Hamburger Buns
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    Garlic Parmesan Hamburger Buns

    Encharted Cook | Jan Nunes
    The secret to a better burger is a better bun! Garlic Parmesan Hamburger Buns have a delicious buttery garlic bread flavor.
    Prep Time30 mins
    Cook Time18 mins
    Raising Time3 hrs
    Total Time48 mins
    Course: Bread
    Servings: 10
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    Ingredients

    Buns:

    • 1 Cup Lukewarm Water
    • 1 Tablespoon Yeast
    • 1/4 Cup Granulated White Sugar
    • 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
    • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
    • 2 Tablespoons Salted Butter, Softened
    • 1 Large Egg

    Topping:

    • 3 Tablespoons Salted Butter
    • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
    • 2 Cloves Garlic, Pressed or Minced
    • 2 Tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese
    • 2 Tablespoons Finely Chopped Fresh Chives

    Instructions

    • Add lukewarm water to a large mixing bowl. Add yeast and sugar and mix well. Allow to stand 10 minutes.
    • Add flour, salt, softened butter, and egg and mix until all is combined and dough comes together.
    • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead only until dough is smooth and elastic.
    • Gather dough into a ball and place dough into a large bowl. Cover with a clean damp towel and allow to rise until double, about 2 hours.
    • While dough is rising, melt butter in a very small sauce pan. Add vegetable oil and pressed garlic and cook over very low heat for 1 to 2 minutes until garlic is fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside.
    • Preheat oven to 350°F.
    • Gently punch down the dough and divide it into 10 pieces. Shape each piece into a ball and flatten to about 3″ across.
    • Place the buns on a parchment-lined baking sheet. If desired, use a sharp serrated knife and cut a cross in the top quarter of each bun. Brush buns from edges to center with half of the garlic oil. Let buns rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
    • Drizzle the buns with the remaining garlic oil and sprinkle them with the parmesan cheese and the chives.
    • Bake the buns for 15 to 18 minutes, until lightly golden brown.
    • Remove the buns from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

    Recipe Notes

    Recipe Notes & Tips
    •  This recipe can be made by hand or with a kitchen mixer. If using a kitchen mixer, use a dough hook or paddle attachment. A dough hook is the best choice for mixing this bread dough.
    •  A kitchen scale is a great tool to help portion the dough out evenly.
    •  Cutting a cross in the top quarter of each bun will allow for more nooks and crannies for the garlic oil. Be careful not to cut too deep.
    Substitutions
    •  Parsley can be substituted for the chives. I prefer to stay within the same flavor profile of garlic, so I use chives. You can also omit the chives entirely.
    •  If you do not have grated parmesan cheese, a light sprinkling of fine sea salt is a great and, also, economical substitute to get a kick of saltiness on the top of the buns.
    Garlic Knots
    •  This recipe can also be used to make garlic knots. Divide the dough evenly into 20 pieces and shape each piece into a rope and then a knot. Place the garlic oil into a small bowl and dip each knot into the garlic oil to cover completely. Place each knot on a parchment covered baking sheet and finish the same as the instructions for the buns. If any garlic oil remains after the second application, you can drizzle it over the baked knots for extra flavor.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 422mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.8mg
    All nutritional information on this site is an estimate. Your results may vary.
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