Last weekend I mentioned about a bread machine cookbook I bought and how I wanted to 'resurrect' it after 'hypernating' in our storeroom for about two years. So yesterday, I've decided to make milk loaf based on that cookbook recipe and I've to say I'd fun preparing the ingredients and measuring them. My two daughters looked on with fascination, as if I was going to perform a magic show. Anyway, here's the recipe (all rights remain with the original copyright holder, Jennie Shapter. The photos of the bread are all mine, though): 

Medium loaf
230ml (1 cup) milk
100ml (7 tbsp) water
4 1/2 cups unbleached white bread flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp granulated sugar
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp easy bake dried yeast 

1) Pour the milk (make sure it's at room temperature) and water into the bread machine pan. 

2) Put the bread flour in and make sure it covers the water. Add in salt, sugar and butter in separate corners of the bread pan. Make a dent in the centre of the flour (not right at the bottom that you can see the liquid) and add in the yeast. 

3) Set to basic bread setting, medium crust, size 750g. Press Start. 

And there you go. The milk loaf I made may not win a prize for best presentation, but it tasted good and the texture was soft (I recommend to consume it as soon as possible as the texture would not be as soft the following day, since we didn't use preservatives.) Next time I may try out something a little more challenging. 

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8 Responses
  1. Beth F Says:

    Looks like a super success! Nothing better than homemade bread.

  2. Kay Says:

    Looks quite delicious to me. With a little butter and jam or toasted or for grilled cheese. Yum!

  3. Melody Says:

    Beth - Overall it's been a fun experience. And yes, homemade bread is the best!

  4. Melody Says:

    Kay - My favourite will be toasted and spread with butter, yum! Maybe next time I'll make a flavoured bread.

  5. Laurie C Says:

    I used to want a bread machine but back when we could have really used it as a family of five, we couldn't afford it! Now it's just two of us and we can't eat all that bread! It looks delicious!

  6. Melody Says:

    Laurie - I know the dilemma. Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

  7. The Bookworm Says:

    Looks so good, I love bread.

  8. Melody Says:

    Naida - I love breads too! Couldn't resist them!

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