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‘guys’ that are interested in learning how to cook better ;).
one of the most common staple foods on the Nigerian meal table. The fresh aroma
of bread baking in the oven is something i always look forward to during the
Apart from hot homemade bread being simply irresistible, bread
baking is also a way to bond with the family as everyone usually has a part to
play in the whole process. It’s also really easy to make and sometimes requires
very few ingredients but that depends on how rich you want to make it . Today, I’d be showing you how to make the tasty milk bread.
breads are made with just flour, water, sugar and yeast but homemade bread like
the milk bread recipe below is made with extra ingredients such as milk,
butter/margarine and eggs to make it richer. If you don’t have an oven to bake
this in, use my pot baking method HERE.
: Serve Hot or cold
All purpose Flour
the Bread flour:::
all purpose flour
1 Extra to use as egg wash
Milk (you can mix powdered milk with water)
1/2 Cup of Milk. Heat up on low heat while stirring continuously till it
thickens. Set this aside. This is one of the secrets to making very soft
Yeast. Mix to combine
whisked eggs with the milk and mix.
into it with your hands till it gets crumbly. Gently pour in the milk and egg
mixture and the starter in Step1 above and work into it by kneading on a
smooth flat surface to form a non sticky dough. If the dough feels sticky, add
some more flour till it’s no longer sticky.
stand for about 1 hour. By the time you remove the covering, the dough would
have doubled in size. Punch into the dough and Knead Once more.
flatten it out on a surface. Fold the round flattened dough into two by joining
the two edges together then roll up into a ball once more. Repeat this for the
rest of the batch
dough into the pan as shown below. Cover once more and leave to rise for
another 30 minutes. For a round loaf of bread shape, use a round pan. For a
rectangular bread shape, use a rectangular loaf pan.
removed, it’d have doubled in size once more. Whisk the extra egg and brush
over the top of the risen bread dough. This gives it a glossy shine.
the bread would be browned once it’s ready as shown. Turn out to cool on a wire
rack. Do not leave it in the baking pan as it has the tendency to sweat after a
while and that would make the bread soggy.