Pullman's Sandwich Loaf

Nonstick loaf pan (here and here)
Pullman's sandwich loaf is a square loaf with a very thin tender crust used to make sandwiches. The name comes from the Pullman car which was popular for traveling at the end of the 1800's.

The square bread with a light texture and exceptional crumb, is ideal for a professional looking , finger sandwiches, and  toast tips. 

TThe ingredients listing below is for TWO 9"by5" loaves.


1. bread flour: 520g (high-gluten bread flour gives you better texture- recommend here)
2. one egg: room temperature ~50g
3. water: 210g
4. milk powder: 20g (if you don't have milk power, use milk ~220g to substitute water)
5. salt: 5g
6. sugar: 40g
7. honey: 60g (honey is important for pullman's loaf! You can choose any flavor you like)
8. yeast: 1tbsp
9. unsalted butter: 50g (room temperature)


1. Add ingredients 1-8 to KitchenAid mixer (I use professional 6500). Use speed 2 to knead for 10 minutes. Check the dough to make sure it is smooth and elastic-like. If the dough is too tight, knead for another 5 minutes.
2. Add butter in, knead for 12 minutes.
5. Take the dough out and separate into 6 rolls. Shape the dough (as detailed in my previous post here), line the loaf pans with parchment paper, space the dough, cover the pan with lid. I normally leave the pans in the oven with oven light on. Let the dough rise about 1.5 hour, or until 80% of the pan is filled.
6. Preheat the oven to 340F (don't leave the dough in the oven during preheating).
7. Bake for 40min at the lower 1/3 rack.
8. Cool bread on a rack.