DIY Recipes: How to make milk bread

This milk bread is incredibly soft, fluffy, light white bread made with milk that's perfect for toast and sandwiches.

Milk bread

Milk bread is simple and very easy to make at home.

Ingredients for making milk bread

4¾ cups bread flour

1¾ cups milk

2¼ Tablespoons sugar

1⅔ Tablespoons butter

2 teaspoons sea salt

3⅓ teaspoon active dry yeast

2¼ teaspoon dough enhancer

Method for making milk bread

Attach the dough hook to your stand mixer. Add all the ingredients except the butter. Mix on low until there's no more dry flour. Then add the butter and beat on high speed.

The dough is ready when it forms into a ball and the surface is smooth and glossy.

On a well-floured surface, divide the dough into 6 even pieces and roll each into a ball. Loosely cover and let it rest for 15 minutes.

Roll each ball into an oval shape. Flip it over so the surface (crust) is on the bottom and do a letter fold (2 folds). Then roll it up to form a spiral and then pinch the seam closed. Place three spirals in each 1 lb loaf pan. Repeat for the other pieces.

Proof in a warm humid place until doubled in size or it's 1 cm below the rim of the loaf pan. Preheat your oven to 356° F.

Bake at 356° F for 25 minutes or until it gets a golden brown crust. For a shiny, golden crust.

Immediately after removing from the oven, brush on an egg wash coating for a shiny crust. Crack an egg in a small bowl and mix well. Using a pastry brush, apply a thin coating to the crust. The heat from the bread will cook the egg, giving you a shiny golden crust.

Serve.

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