Classic White Bread Recipe {Made with Milk} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

Classic White Bread Recipe {Made with Milk} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

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With everyone one at home and baking, I thought I’d publish this recipe for Classic White Bread made with milk and has a nice crispy crust. This Basic White Bread Recipe is easy and makes two delicious loaves of bread for everyone to enjoy. Come on in and I’ll share the recipe with you…

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Easy Classic White Bread

White Bread with a crispy crust

This bread is a nice basic white bread recipe.

Basic white bread recipe

It’s a great recipe for sandwiches. 

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Of course, I love to smear butter on warm bread. To me, there is nothing better than homemade bread – fresh out of the oven, with melted butter.

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My kids, thankfully, feel the same way. They couldn’t wait for the bread to come out of the oven. 

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Two loaves didn’t last long at our house. 

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What can you add into a classic white bread recipe?

  • cheese
  • herbs
  • cinnamon 
  • garlic
  • raisins
  • dried fruit and more! 

How long should you knead bread?

  • If you are hand kneading bread, you should knead it for about 10 minutes. It should be elastic. Kneading until it is elastic, develops the gluten and the brad can rise properly

How do you know if white bread is done? 

  • The crust should be golden
  • When you tap the bottom of the loaf, it will sound hallow inside 

 

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Here’s the recipe for this Classic White Bread with a Crispy Crust…

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Classic White Bread Recipe {with Milk} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

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Easy White Bread Recipe with a nice crispy crust. 

  • Author: Melissa
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. of salt
  • 4&1/2 tsp. of active dry yeast or 2 packets
  • Around 8&1/2 cups of flour – divided
  • 2&3/4 cups of milk
  • butter

how to make classic white bread with a crispy crust

Instructions

how to make classic white bread with a crispy crust

  • In a large mixing bowl or mixer, mix the sugar, salt, yeast and only 3 cups of the flour
  • In a saucepan, over low heat, heat the milk and 4 Tbsp. of butter to about 130 degrees – the liquid should be as warm as a hot bath – not boiling
  • Add the warm milk and butter mixture to the dry ingredients
  • Use a mixer to beat the ingredients until blended together
  • Increase the speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes
  • Add 1&1/4 cups of flour to the mixture
  • Continue to beat the mixture for 1 more minute
  • Use a wooden spoon to mix in 4 more cups of flour 

how to make classic white bread with a crispy crust

  • Spread a small amount of flour onto your work surface and turn dough onto  the surface

how to make classic white bread with a crispy crust

  • Knead the dough for about 10 minutes – while adding 1/4 c. of flour as you knead

how to make classic white bread with a crispy crust

  • Shape the dough into a ball
  • Place the ball of dough into a greased bowl, cover and let rise for 1 hour – or until doubled

how to make classic white bread with a crispy crust

  • Punch the dough down 
  • Put it back onto the lightly floured surface 
  • Cut the dough in half
  • Let it rest for 15 minutes

how to make classic white bread with a crispy crust

  • Grease 2 loaf pans
  • Shape and set the dough inside the loafe pans 
  • Let the dough rise for another hour – or until doubled
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees 
  • Brush the loaves with melted butter 
  • Bake 30 – 35 minutes 
  • Crust should be golden 

Notes

What goes well with this bread?

  • Butter
  • soup
  • salad
  • Make a BLT out of the bread
  • Toast it and add jam
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