White Sandwich Loaf With Poolish

Recipe by Red_Apple_Guy
READY IN: 15hrs 35mins
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • Make the poolish, cover and leave at room temperature for about 8 hours.
  • Add the other ingredients and mix well.
  • Knead by hand or dough hook and stand mixer for about 5 minutes on low speed, rest 5 minutes, and knead for 5 more minutes or until it passes the windowpane test (small piece can be stretched without breaking until light shows through).
  • Oil a clear container with straight sides (or bowl), place dough and mark level, and let rise until doubled in volume (about an hour depending on temperature).
  • Pre-shape into a ball and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 F with a pan on the bottom for steaming.
  • Fold the ball gently, tuck in the ends and seal the edge. Roll back and forth briefly until edge is sealed and a log (slightly larger in the center) is formed.
  • Place in an oiled loaf pan (9"x 5"), cover with oiled plastic film and let rise until almost doubled in volume (45 min to 1 hour).
  • Add 1 cup hot water to steam pan (don't drip on the door glass).
  • Score the loaf and place in the center of the oven.
  • Reduce oven setting to 375°F.
  • After 12 minutes, remove steam pan and rotate the loaf 180 degrees for even cooking.
  • Cook for 20 to 30 more minutes until the loaf is 205 F internally.
  • Remove from the loaf pan and cool on a rack.
  • note: the dough can be placed in the fridge at 40F, covered, to rise overnight. If you do that, remove 2 hours ahead of time to warm up.