Subway Bread Copycat

"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"
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Ready In:
2hrs 55mins
8 12 inch loaves




  • 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.

Questions & Replies

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  1. lorettabarber1945
    C an i freeze part of the dough for baking at another time?
  2. Marrii
    When do you add the wheat gluten? I have never heard of this ingredient so I have no idea when it should be added. I was all the way to kneading the dough before I realized it was not included in the instructions, so this batch will go without.


  1. Patty L.
    What is vital wheat gluten is it in a raw form or just in flour. why if flour do i need I tablespoon in my bread recipe.
  2. superniqabi
    This made 1 loaf and 8 large sandwich rolls. They all turned out awesome! Thanks so much for posting.


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