In the vast universe of bread, there emerges a type that’s not just soft, but an epitome of velvety lushness. Meet our Milk and Butter Bread—a bread that doesn’t merely satisfy your hunger, but captivates your palate with its rich, buttery texture and subtle sweetness. Rooted in simplicity, this bread transcends borders, becoming an international favorite. Whether it’s a sunny morning breakfast or a cozy evening snack, this bread is always a crowd-pleaser. Dive into the making of this global sensation and let every bite transport you to a world of creamy bliss.
Eggs – 2: The binding magic.
Sugar – 85g (7 tbsp): Adding a touch of sweetness to our loaf.
Yeast – 6g (1/2 tbsp): The catalyst that makes our bread rise to perfection.
Milk – 270ml (1.1 cups): The liquid gold gives richness.
Bread flour/wheat flour – 500g (3.2 cups): The foundation of our bread.
Salt – 6g (1 tsp): A pinch to enhance all other flavors.
Unsalted butter – 90g (6 tbsp): The heart of our bread’s velvety texture.
Initiate your culinary journey by ensuring you have all ingredients at arm’s reach. This not only speeds up the process but infuses love and care into the creation.
Kickstart the magic by introducing two wholesome eggs into a mixing bowl. These eggs are the very essence of binding our bread. To this, graciously add 85 grams of sugar, 6 grams of yeast, and 270 ml of milk. Stir this concoction with love and patience. Allow it to sit and mingle for 5 minutes.
As the mixture takes its time, in another realm, add three and a half cups of bread flour. Season it with a teaspoon of salt. Now, unite the two worlds—the wet and dry ingredients. Mix them until they speak the same language, forming a coherent dough.
Now comes the waiting game. Cover this dough, and like a child, let it rest. 20 minutes of quietude lets the ingredients bond.
Post this brief hiatus, introduce the dough to 90 grams of unsalted butter. This butter is what bestows our bread with its signature lushness. If you’re without a stand mixer, fear not. Embrace the dough, knead it with your hands, feel its texture, and let it feel your warmth.
Once you’ve achieved a smooth, non-tacky dough, wrap it up gently in plastic wrap. This is its resting phase, lasting 30 minutes.
As time ticks, divide this dough into 6 to 8 parts, much like pieces of your heart. Each part is unique. Knead each one, round it up, and place them in a parchment-lined baking tin, either round or rectangle, as per your choice.
Once again, patience is the key. Cover them and let them rise. A warm environment hastens this, but never hot. This rise is what gives our bread its softness.
Before the grand bake, sprinkle your personal touch. For this guide, we recommend almond chips. They not only add a crunch but enhance the visual appeal.
Into a pre-heated oven at 320°F (160°C) they go, for a span of 30 to 35 minutes. As they bake, the aroma fills your space, a testament to the delight that’s about to emerge.
Post-baking, allow the bread to cool in the pan for about 15 minutes. This rest solidifies its texture.
Your Lush & Velvety Milk and Butter Bread is ready to be devoured. Slice it while it’s still warm, slather on your favorite spread, or just enjoy it as it is. Every bite promises buttery softness that’s hard to resist. Remember, the essence of this bread is in the quality of the ingredients and the love you pour into it. So, the next time you wish to impress or just treat yourself, you know this bread is your go-to recipe. Perfect for every occasion, every culture, every palate.