2 + ½ cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoon dry milk
1 + ½ tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup warm water
We need also :
2 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon liquid milk (Optional)
Put all the dry ingredients in the mixer bowl and mix quickly with a low speed.
Pour water gradually. Increase the speed to medium and keep mixing until the ingredients are well combined and the dough pulls away from the sides.
Add in the butter to the dough. The butter can be spread all over the dough or just dump it in and let the mixer do the work. Turn up the speed and keep mixing for 3 to 4 min until the dough comes together. You can mix for 1-2 mins more if you want to ensure the bread has a soft texture.
Form the dough into a ball shape for the surface to look smooth and wrinkles free. To prevent the dough from sticking onto the bowl later, grease the surface as well. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a tea towel. Set the dough aside for 1 hour or so until its size is increased or doubled.
After 1 hour, take the dough and put it on a work surface, roll it out twice, second time after rolling it into a log again. This is to push out all the air pockets.
Grease a loaf pan with butter, put the dough in it. Press the dough hard against the pan to further push out the air pockets.
Cover the dough with a tea towel. Leave it so for 45 minutes– 1 hour or so until size is doubled.
After about 45min to 1 hour, you’ll see a dome. This means that the dough is increased well. it’s baking time then.
Preheat oven at 180°C/355°F and bake it in for 30 min.
Once you take the pan out of the oven, remove the bread loaf from it. Keeping bread in the pan will cause condensation which will make bread taste mouldy.
It is better to leave it cool completely on the rack before slicing it.
Now, your bread is ready to slice and serve.
You can do without powdered milk and water by mixing the dough with a cup of liquid milk with the same result.
Before entering the bread to the oven, you can damp it with a little liquid milk, which makes the bread surface crunchy and gives it a more golden color.
When you take the bread of the oven you can grease with some as it butter gives it a good flavor.
After removing the bread from the oven and removing it from a thin frying pan, you can wrap it in a napkin and put it in a plastic bag for a period of two hours or more. It is best prepared at night to be ready for morning breakfast.