Saturday, December 18, 2010

Milk Loaf

Ha! Ha! What recipe follows next after my marmalade jam?  You guessed it right, bread of course! Really straightforward and simple, if you have a breadmaker, that is! This milk loaf is made in the breadmaker from start to finish. It is simple, easy, and what you get is a nice, soft and delicious loaf of bread. Baked this in the late evening intended for breakfast, but finished it that night itself, (yes, a very rare late night snack with my family!) really good when it is warm and smells wonderful just after baking, spread with butter and my homemade Orange Oxford Marmalade.  I baked another one that same night, for next morning's breakfast, of course!

I'm sharing this lovely bread with Cookbook Sundays at Brenda's Canadian Kitchen

Milk Loaf
(adapted from "The Big Book of Bread - 365 Delicious Recipes For Bread Machines and Home-Baking" by Anne Sheasby)
Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Cooking Time : varies according to breakmaker
Makes : 1 medium loaf (serves 10)

1 cup milk, at room temperature
1/2 cup water
3 cups strong white flour
1-1/2 teaspoons salt (I find it a little salty, I reduced to 1 tsp the second time round)
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons butter, diced
1 teaspoon fast-action dried yeast

  1. Please note, bread machines vary, so add the ingredients to the bread pan in the order specified in your instruction booklet (if this differs from the instructions given here).
  2. Pour the milk and water into the bread machine pan. Sprinkle over the flour, ensuring that the water is completely covered. Add the salt, sugar and butter, placing them in separate corners of the bread pan. Make a small indent in the center of the flour and add the yeast.
  3. Close the lid, set the machine to the program recommended in the manual (usually Basic White/Normal setting), select size of loaf and type of crust, and press Start.
  4. Once the baking cycle has finished, remove the bread pan from the machine and turn the loaf onto a wire rack to cool. Serve in slices.


  1. This loaf look yummy and delicious! gloria

  2. This sounds and looks great! There's nothing to compare with fresh bread!

  3. your loaf is absolutely wonderful!

  4. Your bread has such a lovely crumb. It really looks delicious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  5. homemade bread is always the best

  6. A perfect milk loaf! I am a big fan of homemade bread.

  7. Mmm...nice...soft...delicious...want some!

  8. Hi Joy, I knew when you first posted this would be for not only Coobbook Sunday, but to go with your Oxford Marmalade as well. What a great combination! Take care and enjoy your day.

  9. Hi Gloria,
    Thank you! Have a nice day!

    Hi Pam,
    Yes, fresh homemade bread is always the best!

    Hi Barbara,
    Thank you! Have a lovely day!

    Hi Mary,
    Thank you! You have a nice day too!

    Hi lena,
    Yes, homemade bread is always the best. Nice to see you here. You love making bread too! Yup, have stopped over to your blog! Hope to see you again. Have a nice day.

    Hi Angie,
    Thank you. With all your delicious homemade bread, I'm not surprised! Have a lovely day!

    Hi What's Baking?
    Sure, one day soon.... ^..^

    Hi Melynda,
    You know me so well! Thank you! You have a lovely day too!

  10. Joy, thank you so much for submitting two wonderful recipes to Cookbook Sundays. You're right, they go perfectly together! Homemade jam on homemade bread. It doesn't get much better than that! I love my bread machine, I use it all the time. Thanks again and enjoy your week!

  11. Loaf looks extremely prefect, regarding ur q'n about fenugreek leaves, its sad that u rnt able to get them Indian stores, but am sure u can get the dried leaves (they are sold as kasuri methi),honestly i never grown them own so cant help u dear, hope u will understand..

  12. mmmm....this bread looks so art thou sweet bella, things have been busy and thankfully I got two more posts in since this last post you commented on - it has been such a full plate these days but not with holiday things, mostly just connecting with people who were in desperate need of some encouragement, so between spending lengthy time with them, and my babies (I have a 9 month old and a 2 1/2 year old), and the usual routine, it seems as though I have fallen a little behind on posts and commenting...sigh....but I am trying to catch up and jump back in! I hope you have a most glorious holiday season, merry christmas and a very happy and healthy New Year!!!! God Bless you now and always, jaime

  13. I don't think I have ever had a milk loaf before...looks amazing!
    Happy Holidays to you :)

  14. Nothing better than fresh bread! I love it with a confiture too.

  15. Bookmarking thissssss!!!! I want to bake this soon! Thanks Joyce!