Victorian Milk Bread

6 Aug

It might be hard to tell, but that my friends, is a beautiful tall loaf of sandwich bread. I used the tips I was given regarding my last bread fail, and this time, it was a bread success! Heck yes : )

There’s nothing like the smell of baking bread lingering through your home. It’s one of those little pleasures in life…

Here’s how you can make it yourself! And a special shout-out to my Aunt Linda for inspiring me to learn how to make my own bread. It’s an awesome skill to have! Many thanks for your tips and techniques…this loaf goes out to you!  : )

Victorian Milk Bread

1 Tablespoon dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 and 1/4 cups milk at 100 degrees
3 and 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix all of the ingredients together in your mixer with the dough hook. Continue to add flour as needed, until the dough is smooth and “feels like a baby’s bottom”. (If dough is too dry and flaky, add a little more milk) Take the dough out of the mixer and keep kneading it for about 5 minutes. Then put the dough directly into the greased pan you plan to use, cover it with a towel, and let it rise for about 1 hour. Bake the bread at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until it reaches 190 degrees.

*The key to truly knowing when bread is done is to use the 190 degree rule. It takes all the guess work out of it!

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