Old-Fashioned Milk Bread

This old-fashioned milk bread recipe is easy to make and will bring a delightful, comforting treat to your breakfast or lunch. Milk bread is seen throughout many cultures and is often served with butter or jam as an accompaniment and can also be used for sandwiches. The bread has a soft, fluffy texture and is perfect for adding to your daily baking routine. With a few simple ingredients, you can have a delicious and homemade bread in no time.

Ingredients used:

For 1 people

  • 3 cups - Whole milk
  • 2 packages - Active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons - Sugar
  • 7 1/2 cups - Unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon - Salt
  • 1 teaspoon - Salt
  • 1 stick - Butter (softened plus a little more for greasing the bowl and bread pans)

Recipe steps:

  • Bring the milk to a boil in a saucepan, then quickly remove it from heat and cool to 105 to 115 degrees F. Pour it into a large bowl, add the yeast and sugar, and let them proof for 5 minutes.
  • Add 3 cups of the flour, the salt, and butter, and beat the dough until smooth. Add enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough that pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Turn the dough onto a lightly floured board and knead it until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes, sprinkling with flour as needed. Then place the dough in a bowl lightly greased with butter, turning the dough so it is also lightly greased.
  • Cover the bowl with a clean towel and allow the dough to rise for 45 minutes. Punch the dough down and shape into 2 loaves.
  • Place the loaves in lightly greased 9-inch bread pans and allow them to rise 1/2 inch above the pans, about 45 minutes. Bake the loaves in a preheated 400 degrees F oven for about 45 minutes, or until they sound hollow when tapped.
  • Remove the bread from the oven, turn out of the pans, and cool on a wire rack.

This old-fashioned milk bread recipe that is sure to please all of your friends and family. After making this homemade bread, you will want to make sure you have some around to enjoy every day. Serve it with butter or jam, or use it to make delicious sandwiches. Your kitchen will be filled with the wonderful aroma of freshly baked bread and it will be the best addition to your meal. Enjoy!