Prep 2 hrs 30 mins
Cook 25 mins
With this copycat Subway bread recipe, you can enjoy homemade white Italian bread similar to the kind that you order from Subway--but in your own kitchen. From copycatrecipeguide.com
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons active dry yeast
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 cups warm water
- 1⁄3 cup soybean oil
- 6 -7 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon vital wheat gluten
- Dissolve yeast and sugar in 1/2 cup warm water. Let stand for about nine to ten minutes.
- Combine yeast mixture with oil, salt, and two cups of flour. Stir well.
- Gradually stir in 4 cups of flour and remaining water.
- Knead for 10 minutes, adding additional flour as needed.
- Place dough in a lightly-greased bowl.
- Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for about one hour.
- Punch dough down and divide into eight pieces.
- Roll each half into loaf-shapes, about twelve inches long.
- Place loaves onto two large baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
- Cover the eight loaves and allow to rise for about an hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cook for 25 minutes, or until the top of the loaves are golden brown.
- Let the bread cool until room temperature.
- For a delicious oat take on the Subway white bread, sprinkle the tops of the loaves with quick-cooking oats after brushing on the egg white mixture.
- Adapt this recipe to prepare Subway's Honey & Oats bread by adding 1/2 cup of old fashioned oats to the bread dough before rising.
- If you prefer a hands-off approach, you can mix all of the ingredients in a bread machine and cook on a light setting according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- Add a bit more flavor by sprinkling a mixture of shredded cheddar cheese, garlic salt, and Italian seasoning over the dough before baking.
- Recreate Subway's Parmesan Oregano bread by mixing together Parmesan cheese, oregano, and garlic salt and sprinkling it over the unbaked dough.
- You can also make two loaves of bread from this recipe instead of eight individual sub rolls.