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My latest collection
Bread Bin
Milk loaf - Just out of the oven
Milk loaf - Just sliced
Milk loaf - Close up!
Plain White Bread
Hubby just bought for me a new bread bin from Mc Connell in Blantyre. It's made of wood. But I haven't used it yet as I have to let out the odour of the wooden box first. Other wise, my breads will smell of wood!!!! So here's my latest collection....

So, if you have a bread bin, obviously, you have to have some bread to put in it. And to that, I'm going to share the latest bread recipe that I've tried. It's called Milk Loaf. I got this recipe from Forum.Cari.Com.My posted by DianaA. Thanks DianaA for discovering this nice recipe and sharing with us.


Ingredients :

500g bread flour
300 ml fresh milk
2 tablespoons shortening
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
4 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons instant yeast

Method :

1. Put all the ingredients in a breadmachine and set to BASIC. If you want the crust to have lighter colour, then set to MEDIUM.
2. When it's baked, glaze with butter/margarine. Serve hot with tea or coffee. Or you can also spread with some jam, butter or peanut butter. Your choice!

** If you want to make Fruity Milk Loaf, just add some mixed fruit coated with a bit of flour.
** To bake a Chocolate Milk Loaf, just add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder.

Note :
I don't have a Breadmachine here with me. We just bought it when we went back to Malaysia during the holidays (August) and it stays at my parents place as it is bulky to bring here. So, I used the double proving method for my bread. Just mix well flour, shortening, salt, sugar and instant yeast. Pour in the fresh milk, bit by bit and knead till a smooth dough is formed. Put the dough in a container and cover with damp cloth. Leave to prove till double it's original size. Punch down the dough to let the air out. Then shape and put into the loaf tin. Cover the tin and let the dough prove for the second time. Ready to bake. I normally bake at 180 C, till done (oopss...sorry...I forgot to see the time...just keep checking!). Once out of the oven, brush with a bit of butter to give it a shiny look and a better, softer crust. And another thing...whatever food or cake that I bake, I will just use cake flour as I normally buy the whole 50kgs pack. Cheaper. And the texture of cake flour is better. I mean, I don't have problem so it should be fine....

And there's another bread recipe that I've tested. This is just a plain loaf. So in case you didn't get the chance to go to the bakery, you can always make your own white bread. I have to thank Alia for this recipe. Thank you Alia...


10 oz water
4 cups bread flour
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons milk powder
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons margarine
1 teaspoon instant yeast

She didn't give me the method because she uses her Bread Machine when baking breads. So I have to use my own way of dealing with instant yeast. This is how I made this bread.

1. Sift flour and milk powder. Add in instant yeast. Mix well.
2. In a small pot, melt margarine. Add in salt and sugar and finally water. Let the liquid be warm.
3. In a mixing bowl, put in (1) and on the mixer.
4. Pour (2) bit by bit and continue kneading until a soft dough is formed.
5. Leave the dough to rise till double it's size. I normally wrap the bowl with the dough in a big plastic bag and place it at a warm place.
6. Punch down the dough and shape. Put in the loaf tin and again wrap the tin in a plastic bag and let it prove for the second time.
7. Bake at 180 C till done.
8. Once removed from the oven, brush with butter/margarine.

Note :
In winter, when the whether is cold, I will warm the oven just a bit then turn it off, and place the bowl with dough wrapped in a plastic bag in the oven to prove. Actually this way is faster. So if you are in a hurry, you can just do the same. But make sure, the oven is not HOT or else, the dough will be baked together with the bowl and the plastic bag...HAHAHAHA.....

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Ceritamu ceritaku....
1. ShidaAziz>> Shida...ha ah you...50kg sekali beli....jimat kosssss!
2. mr tarantula>>
3. Suliyati>> Hi Suliyati. Thank you so much for dropping by and also for taking your time to try out this recipe. Glad it turned out nice for you and your family.
4. chombi>> Terima kasih kerana sudi mencuba dan alhamdulillah hasilnya baik. Resipi beef burger ada di link sebelah kiri di bahagian snacks. Atau click saja di sini. Selamat mencuba!
5. najma>> 50kg is nothing much that side..hahaha...shows how much I played with flour huh? Back to your baking, it's not a problem to bake in a gas oven, just adjust the temperature. Try baking at 160 C. If you knead the bread manually, then you'll have to knead it for at least 30 minutes to get a soft texture. All the best to you Najma!

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