cooks illustrated sandwich bread too dry
i've recently started to bake bread again. i used to bake frequently but quit b/c i was getting too fat. my preschooler was recently diagnosed with multiple food allergies so i've taken up baking again.
i've made this sandwich bread a few times following directions to a tee. initially the bread is great but then by day 2 it's pretty dry, as in stale. i store it wrapped and in a plastic baggy.
can i add more liquid to a bread recipe and hope that it comes out more moist? i will play with baking time next but how can i adjust the recipe so the bread comes out moist?
As Becca Porter said, it dries out quickly. Playing around w/ hydration or underbaking won't help and will affect the bread even when it's fresh. Since it's for your preschooler, you shape rolls with the dough and then freeze them (as dough, not baked). Before you need them, take a few out and defrost and bake. It takes time but then you're not wasting bread and your preschooler will have perfect size bread.