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SUPER SOFT MILKY BREAD LOAF RECIPE. Easy baking, step by step.



Prep time1 hour
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour, 30 minutes







Super Soft Milk Bread Loaf Recipe

STEP 1: Get ready all the ingredients

For a bread loaf pan size of 9x5 inch :

  • 250g Bread Flour,sifted
  • 50g All-Purpose Flour, sifted
  • 2 tbsp or 15g of milk powder
  • 1 tbsp of sugar
  • 1 tsp of instant dry yeast
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 150ml of warmed milk
  • 1 large egg, whisked
STEP 2: Make the dough

Pour in the wet ingredients, milk and egg, into the dry ingredients. Use a spatula and slowly mix them well to until a dough is form. Of course, you can use your hands instead of a spatula.

Sift the flour into a large bowl. Put all the rest of the dry ingredients, milk powder, sugar, yeast and salt, in the bowl as well. Do not mix the yeast and salt together as you place them in the bowl as salt can deactivate the effect of the yeast. Combine them and give them a good mix.

At the beginning, the dough is very wet and sticky. Sprinkle a little flour on the table and pour out the dough from the bowl. Knead the dough.

It is sticky but that's just the beginning. Use your palm to press on the dough and push it away from your direction. Repeat the same movement. The dough will become dryer and dryer. Continue kneading for about 20 minutes. If the dough is still very sticky to your hand, you may sprinkle a little flour on it. However, try not to add too much flour for best results.

Your dough will eventually become more and more dry and less sticky to your hands. You may need to knead longer than 20 minutes depending on the moisture of your dough.

STEP 3: Proof the dough

As your dough became dryer and less sticky and smooth, form into a ball (as shown in the picture). Grease the bowl with some oil or butter, and let the dough sit. Cover with a plastic wrap and let it proof for about 30 minutes or until the dough doubles its size. Best to place the dough at a warm area in your kitchen like next to the stove or oven. If your room temperature is low, the dough will take longer to double its size.

Sprinkle a litte flour on the table and work the dough on the table again. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough flat. This is to push out all the bubbles in the dough. As soon as you have flattened the dough, roll the dough up to form a log.

Grease the baking pan. Place the log dough into the pan.

Cover with a wet cloth and then proof for another 30 minutes.. The size doubles after 30 minutes (as shown in the right picture). The dough is ready for baking.

STEP 4: Bake

Preheat oven at 170 degree C or 335 degree F. Bake for 30 minutes.

Here you have a beautiful loaf of bread. Hope you find this easy and helpful. For clearer picture, you may go to my YouTube video. Hope you enjoy.

​Thank you.


Ahnath's picture

Looks great! Thanks for the share. 

bakingfan's picture

Thank you, Ahnath.