Yeast Breads: Basic Recipe

Milk Bread

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. plain flour
  • 1 teasp. salt
  • ½ oz. yeast
  • ½ teasp. sugar 2 oz. lard or margarine
  • ½ pt. warm milk (approx.)
  • 1 egg (optional)

Method

Mix the salt with the warmed flour, cream the yeast with the sugar. Rub fat into flour and mix with the yeast, milk and egg if used, to a fairly soft, light dough. Beat until mixture is smooth and leaves the sides of the basin clean. Allow to stand in a warm place till twice its original size. Proceed as for White Bread (opposite), or see following recipes.