I needed some sandwich bread for tea sandwiches. I live within two minutes of the grocery store so it would have been so easy for me to run out to market to buy a loaf of bread. Instead, I decided to make a loaf because I thought it would be more delicious and because then I could share it here.
3 to 3½ cups flour
1 cup warm water (110F)
1 + 2 tablespoons sugar
2¼ teaspoon dry active yeast (1 package)
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon salt
Start by blooming the yeast in some warm water with 1 tablespoon of sugar. Let sit until foamy.
Seriously, sandwich bread made at home seems like a waste of time, but it's not. It's so much yummier and healthier. You could totally use whole wheat flour too, if you're into that.