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Soft sweet Milk Bread recipe
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Sweet Milk Bread recipe

Sweet Milk Bread - Nothing whets the appetite like the aroma of a yeast bread baking in the oven. This white Bread is soft, slightly chewy, milky and sweet.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine Global
Keyword homemade, Milk Bread, Sweet Bread, White Bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 Loaves
Calories 1026kcal
Author Lola Osinkolu

Ingredients

  • 6 Cups Bread Flour 6 to 6.5
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vitamin C Powder Vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Yeast
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 2 Eggs

Instructions

Without a Stand Mixer

  • Dissolve the yeast and 2 teaspoons sugar in warm water and the Yeast to Proof for 5 minutes or till the yeast becomes frothy.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, and salt. Mix well.
  • Create a well in the middle of the flour mixture, add the yeast mixture, eggs, milk, melted butter and vinegar (vitamin c powder) and begin to mix with your hands until a mass of sticky dough is formed.
  • Transfer the dough to a floured work surface and begin to knead dusting the table with a little bit of flour at a time to prevent the dough from sticking to your work surface.
  • After about 10 minutes of working the dough, it should become smooth and elastic. Transfer the dough inside the large mixing bowl.
  • Coat it with a little oil to prevent it from drying out and cover with a damp cloth. Place in a warm place to rise for one hour or until it's doubled in size. 
  • After one hour, bring out the dough and punch it down to remove the excess air. Don't overbeat it.
  • Transfer the dough back to the work surface. Divide it into four equal parts and shape each into a loaf. You can also knead the dough into a rectangular shape with a rolling pin and then tightly roll it up (as you would a Mat) into a loaf.
  • Prepare four loaf pans by greasing them with oil and dusting them with flour or simply spray them with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place the shaped dough inside the prepared loaf pans, cover and leave to rise for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, place the loaves inside a 350°F preheated oven and bake between 20 to 25 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the middle of the bread comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool for a couple of minutes and enjoy!

Stand Mixer Instructions

  • Dissolve the yeast and sugar in warm water and the Yeast to Proof for 5 minutes or till the yeast becomes frothy.
  • Add all the ingredients (except the butter) inside the bowl of the mixer. Set the mixer to medium speed and begin to mix. 
  • After about 4 to 5 minutes of mixing the dough, turn off the mixer and add the butter. Then continue to mix for about 2 to 3 more minutes until the dough becomes elastic and pulls away from the sides of the Bowl.
  • (Proceed with the remaining steps from 6 above)

Notes

1-I added Vitamin C Powder. This can also be replaced with Vinegar. This acts as a preservative and it also creates an acidic environment which helps the Yeast to work better.
2-The Butter helps to enhance the flavor, texture, and moisture in the bread.
3-I steamed up the Oven so that the Dough will have enough time to rise before the crust is formed.
4-I Buttered the Bread surface to get a shiny, soft and tender crust.

 

Nutrition

Calories: 1026kcal | Carbohydrates: 196g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 722mg | Potassium: 330mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 9.1mg