Climate Blend Sandwich Bread

Recipe by Frank Tegethoff

This simple whole-grain sandwich bread is made entirely with our Climate Blend Flour, an innovative mix of wheat varieties grown using regenerative agricultural practices. In this easy pan bread, the Climate Blend is full-flavored and earthy like traditional whole wheat but it's not bitter or aggressive in taste. It’s a versatile loaf, ideal for anything from simple sandwiches to buttered toast. And because it’s good for the planet, every slice tastes even better. 

20 mins
35 to 40 mins
3 hrs 20 mins
1 standard 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" loaf
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  1. Weigh your flour; or measure it by gently spooning it into a cup, then sweeping off any excess. 

  2. In a large bowl or bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the flat beater attachment, combine the flour and water, then mix just until the dough starts to clean the sides of the bowl. Cover and let rest for 20 minutes; this brief rest (“autolyse”) gives the flour a chance to absorb some of the liquid and the bran to soften. At the end of 20 minutes, add the remaining ingredients, then mix just until the dough forms a smooth, cohesive mass. 

  3. If kneading by hand, transfer the dough to a lightly greased surface, oil your hands, and knead for 10 to 12 minutes. If kneading in a stand mixer, attach the dough hook and knead for 7 to 9 minutes on medium speed. At the end of kneading, the dough will be soft and smooth. It should be tacky but not sticky; adjust its consistency with additional flour or water, 1 teaspoon at a time, if necessary. 

  4. Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl, cover, and let rise until puffy though not necessarily doubled in bulk, 1 to 1 1/2 hours, depending upon the warmth of your kitchen. 

  5. Turn the dough out on to a lightly oiled work surface, gently deflate it, then shape it into a tight 8" log. Place the log in a lightly greased 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" loaf pan and cover loosely with lightly greased plastic wrap or a reusable cover.  

  6. Let the bread rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, depending upon the warmth of your kitchen, or until the center has crowned about 1" above the rim of the pan. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 350°F. 

  7. Uncover the loaf and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. A digital thermometer inserted into the center of the bread should register at least 190°F when it's done baking.

  8. Remove the bread from the oven and turn it out of the pan onto a rack to cool. For a soft, flavorful crust, rub the top of the warm bread with a stick of butter. Cool completely before slicing.   

  9. Store the Climate Blend Bread, well wrapped, at room temperature for several days; freeze for longer storage.