How to Make Easy and Delicious Homemade White Bread with Milk

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Have you ever wondered how to make bread that is soft, fluffy, and slightly richer than the usual loaf? If so, you will love this easy homemade white bread recipe that uses milk instead of water. Milk adds more flavor, moisture, and nutrition to your bread, making it a wonderful treat for your family. In this post, I will show you how to bake this easy and delicious bread with just a few simple ingredients and steps.

I hope that you give this simple white bread recipe with dairy a try. If you do bake it, please share this easy homemade white bread recipe with milk with your family and friends.

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Easy Homemade White Bread with Milk

2 cups warm milk
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup of canola oil
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
5 ½ to 6 ½ cups of sifted flour
1/3 cups very warm (but not hot) water

In a small mixing bowl or large measuring cup, place the warm water and about a half teaspoon of the sugar from the recipe to mix the yeast in.

Allow the yeast mixture a few minutes to start foaming up first before proceeding.

While the yeast is proofing, you can scald the milk and add the sugar, salt and oil. Cool this mixture until it is lukewarm.

Once the yeast is ready and the milk mixture is lukewarm, then add about three cups of sifted flour to a large mixing bowl with the milk mixture and proofed yeast.

Slowly stir in that flour until the batter is smooth. Then start slowly adding more flour until forming soft, pliable dough.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, cover it with your mixing bowl and let it rest for about ten minutes.

Then knead the dough for about five to eight minutes until it is soft and elastic.

Cover the dough ball and place it in a warm spot to grow for about 1 ½ hour. Then punch it down and let it grow again for about 45-60 minutes more.

Place in two greased 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pans. Cover and let the bread rise until doubled. This is about an hour or so.

Bake in a 400-degree oven for about 35 minutes. It will be a deep golden brown color.

Allow to cool in pans for a few minutes and then remove and place on a wire rack.

ENJOY!

How to Avoid Bread Failures

Making bread intimidates some people. They assume it is just too hard to turn out delicious bread. However, it is easier than you may think. Yet, there are a few reasons that could explain past failures that could help prevent problems in the future.

You might have used too hot water to dissolve the yeast. In the process, you could have killed it from being able to grow. The best way to prevent this from happening is always proofing your yeast first and waiting a few minutes to see if the water foams up. These bubbles that you will see show that it is active and ready for your recipe.

Still, a third reason is that your yeast could be too old. Check the expiration dates because yeast is a living microorganism that has a lifetime like any other living thing.

Winter is also a more challenging time to bake bread because of cold temperatures. Your kitchen might be too cold so you need to keep the dough in a warm spot to help it rise. Otherwise, it may not grow.

Something else that can ruin homemade bread is using too much salt, which can destroy the yeast. Furthermore, be careful about adding salt directly on top of your yeast mixture. The best thing is adding it over some of the flour after the yeast is proofed.

Finally, what can cause bread problems is dumping in too much flour. Though a recipe may specify a certain amount of flour, you can’t always go with that. Humidity plays a role in how much flour you might use or not use. To stay safe, you always want to only use enough flour to form soft, pliable dough. This means add the flour gradually until you get to that stage.

Here’s also a handy tip for successful bread. If you don’t feel like warming the milk, you can substitute dry powdered milk and warm water to replace it. You will need two-thirds cups of dry powdered milk for the equivalent of liquid milk.

Easy Homemade White Bread With Milk
Have you ever wondered how to make white bread that is soft, fluffy, and slightly richer than the usual loaf? If so, you will love this homemade bread recipe that uses milk instead of water.
Course: bread, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread recipe, easy homemade white bread with milk, soft and fluffy, white bread, yeast bread
Author: Mary Balandiat
Ingredients
  • 2 cups warm milk
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup of canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cups very warm but not hot water
  • 5-1/2 to 6-1/2 cups sifted flour
Instructions
  1. In a small mixing bowl or large measuring cup, place the warm water and about a half teaspoon of the sugar from the recipe to mix the yeast in.
  2. Allow the yeast mixture a few minutes to start foaming up first before proceeding.
  3. While the yeast is proofing, you can scald the milk and add the sugar, salt and oil. Cool this mixture until it is lukewarm.
  4. Once the yeast is ready and the milk mixture is lukewarm, then add about three cups of sifted flour to a large mixing bowl with the milk mixture and proofed yeast.

  5. Slowly stir in that flour until the batter is smooth. Then start slowly adding more flour until forming soft, pliable dough.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, cover it with your mixing bowl and let it rest for about ten minutes.
  7. Then knead the dough for about five to eight minutes until it is soft and elastic.
  8. Cover the dough ball and place it in a warm spot to grow for about 1 ½ hour. Then punch it down and let it grow again for about 45-60 minutes more.
  9. Place in two greased 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pans. Cover and let the bread rise until doubled. This is about an hour or so.
  10. Bake in a 400-degree oven for about 35 minutes. It will be a deep golden brown color.
  11. Allow to cool in pans for a few minutes and then remove and place on a wire rack.
  12. ENJOY!

You also may want to try my sour milk bread, vinegar bread, potato bread, Italian bread, and delectable dill bread with cottage cheese. In addition, there are more bread recipes that you can find through my search box.

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