Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Sweet Milk White Bread

This bread isn't exactly made in the breadmaker but it is mixed in the breadmaker.  I really did take it out and bake it in my oven although I was seriously thinking about trying to bake it in the breadmaker.  If you do that, leave me a comment and let me know how it works for you.  I have to say that this is my son's favorite bread.  In fact, I don't think that my husband or I even had a slice.  My mother may have tried a slice but it was primarily my son's breakfast.  I will definitely make this bread again. It comes from Salad-in-a-Jar blog.  She touts it as the best bread to use for a PB&J but since my son is allergic to most nuts, that wouldn't work for us.  Just butter on top is how my son ate it.

Sweet Milk White Bread


7/8 cup water (room temperature) (7 oz. or 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons)
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter (room temperature)
3 cups (+) bread flour
2 teaspoons instant yeast


1.  Add ingredients to bread pan in order listed in your instructions.  Start with 3 cups flour.

2.  Select dough cycle and start  Raise lid and check dough after about 5-10 minutes.  Add flour one tablespoon at a time, if necessary, until dough reaches correct consistency.  It should come together in a ball that sticks to side of pan, then pulls away.  If dough thumps against the side of pan, add warm water one tabespoon at a time.  If dough is thin enough to level out, add flour one tablespoon at a time until dough starts to form a slightly sticky ball.

3.  Remove dough from pan at the end of the dough cycle and place on lightly floured board.  Roll into rectangle.  Roll up and tuck ends to fit into greased 4 x 8 inch loaf pan.  Let rise until dough is 1-inch above top edge of pan in the middle.

4.  Bake at 375 degrees for 35 - 45 minutes.  Interior should reach 190 degrees.  Place a foil tent over bread halfway through baking to protect from over-browning.  Allow to cool for 15 minues before turning out to cool completely.  It is best if you wait at least two hours before slicing so loaf will hold its shape without squishing with the pressure of a knife.