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Ah, sandwiches... the centerpiece of any picnic. Here's a moist, soft bread that's perfect for anything from pb&j to smoked salmon and capers.

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1 loaf, 12 slices

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients and mix and knead — by hand, mixer, food processor, or bread machine — to make a soft, smooth dough.
  2. Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl, cover it, and allow it to rise about 1 hour, or until it's puffy.
  3. Shape the dough into a loaf, and place it in a greased 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" loaf pan.
  4. Tent the dough with a proof cover or lightly greased plastic wrap, and allow it to rise for about 1 hour, or until it's crowned 1" over the rim of the pan.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  6. Bake the bread for 35 to 40 minutes, or until it tests done (its internal temperature will read 190°F on an instant-read thermometer). Remove the bread from the pan to cool.
  7. Store the bread, well-wrapped, on the counter for 5 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.