Easy and Spongy Milk Bread Recipe

Making soft and spongy milk bread is a delightful process, and the result is a versatile bread that is perfect for sandwiches, toasts, or enjoying on its own. Here’s a simple recipe for easy milk bread:

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Ingredients:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (1 standard packet)
  • 1 cup warm milk (about 110°F or 43°C)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg

 

preparation:

1. Activate the Yeast:

  1. In a bowl, combine warm milk and sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Sprinkle the active dry yeast over the milk mixture. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until the yeast becomes frothy.

2. Prepare the Dough:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt.
  2. Add the activated yeast mixture, softened butter, and egg to the flour. Mix until a rough dough forms.
  3. Knead the dough on a floured surface or in the bowl for about 10-15 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.

3. First Rise:

  1. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1-2 hours or until it has doubled in size.

4. Shape the Bread:

  1. Punch down the risen dough to release excess air.
  2. Divide the dough into equal parts and shape them into loaves or place them in greased loaf pans.

5. Second Rise:

  1. Cover the shaped dough with a kitchen towel and let it rise for an additional 30-60 minutes until it puffs up again.

6. Preheat the Oven:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).
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7. Bake:

  1. Bake the bread in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown, and the bread sounds hollow when tapped.

8. Cool and Enjoy:

  1. Allow the bread to cool in the pans for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.

Slice and enjoy your homemade spongy milk bread! This bread is perfect for sandwiches, French toast, or simply toasted with butter or jam.

enjoy!