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Milk Bread

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Milk Bread

I bake a fair bit of bread.  Homemade bread is just so much nicer than store bought.  Lately I have been baking a lot more of it than usual.  I am going to credit this current bread baking fad to my Thermomix (my new and most beloved toy) for making the whole process so much quicker and easier – it makes it so easy to whip up a loaf.

However, even without the Wonder Machine this is an easy yeast bread to make. This is a Swiss sweet bread. It is delicious plain, but also works well with dried fruit added.

Recipe

  • 300 g milk
  • 50 g butter
  • 20 g fresh yeast
  • 60 g sugar
  • 550 g bakers flour
  • ¼ t salt
  • 1 egg, beaten in a bowl
By hand

  1. Place   milk, butter and sugar in medium saucepan and gently heat until sugar has   dissolved and integrated into milk and butter. Set aside to cool to lukewarm.
  2. Add   yeast to milk mixture and mix. Leave allow yeast to react and become foamy –   about 7 minutes.
  3. Place   flour and salt into a large bowl and mix.    Add milk mixture and mix until a dough forms and starts to pull away   from the sides of the bowl.
  4. Turn   dough onto a floured surface and knead until it becomes smooth and   elastic.  This is a soft dough so it   will only take a few minutes of fairly gentle kneading. Place dough in a   large floured bowl, cover and leave in a warm place to rise until doubled in   size (~ 1 hour).
  5. Turn   dough out onto floured surface again and divide into 3 equal portions.  Roll the portions into 30cm lengths to be   braided.  Leave to rest for 5 minutes,   then join the lengths at one end and braid them together. Join at the other   end.
  6. Place   in a large floured loaf pan, or onto a lined baking tray and leave, covered,   to rise until double in size (about 30 minutes).  Preheat oven to 180 C.
  7. Brush   with beaten egg and bake for about 25-30 minutes.  Allow to cool before cutting.
By Thermomix

  1.  Place milk, butter, yeast and sugar into the   mixing bowl – warm 3 min / 37C / speed 2.
  2. Add   flour & salt, knead 3 min /  /  . Place dough in   a large floured bowl, cover and leave in a warm place to rise until doubled   in size (~ 1 hour).
  3. Turn   dough out onto floured surface again and divide into 3 equal portions.  Roll the portions into 30cm lengths to be   braided.  Leave to rest for 5 minutes,   then join the lengths at one end and braid them together. Join at the other   end.
  4. Place   in a large floured loaf pan, or onto a lined baking tray and leave, covered,   to rise until double in size (about 30 minutes).  Preheat oven to 180 C.
  5. Brush   with beaten egg and bake for about 25-30 minutes.  Allow to cool before cutting.

To add dried fruit to the dough, include about 80 g of chopped dried fruit of your choice (I prefer apricots or dates) when you add the flour and salt.

Recipe from “My Way of Cooking” / Thermomix, 2012, 4th ed.