Homemade bread ranks pretty high on my list of things I’m so glad I can make at home (with ice cream taking the number one spot). It may seem silly to make your own sandwich bread, given that it’s readily available and because homemade bread seems like such a hassle. Let me tell you – it is totally worth the time it takes, and most of that time is spent waiting on the dough to rise anyway.
This bread is a less rich version of brioche. I’ve posted a brioche recipe before, and that one is fantastic as dinner rolls. However, I wanted something with less butter to use as an everyday sandwich bread. Enter this bread, known as “Poor Man’s Brioche” because it uses less eggs and butter than traditional brioche.
I originally made this bread with the intent of using it for sandwiches, but I’ll be honest and tell you that most of it got eaten slice by slice, straight off the loaf. Even though it doesn’t have nearly as much butter as its traditional counterpart, this brioche is still rich and tender, making it basically irresistible. The Cobb salad sandwiches we made with it were some of the best I’ve had, and it also makes killer French toast.