Milk Loaf Bread Milk Loaf Bread

Photography: Stacey Brandford | Food styling: Michael Elliott/ | Prop styling: Renée Drexler/Geary House

Trust us—this will be the softest, fluffiest milk loaf bread you’ve ever had. Serve with butter or cut up a couple of slices to dip in your favourite bowl of soup. 

  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 3 hours & 30 minutes
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine




In liquid measure, sprinkle yeast and 2 tsp of the sugar over water. Stir; let stand until frothy, about 10 minutes.

Place egg, milk and remaining sugar in stand mixer with dough hook attachment; beat on low speed until combined. Add yeast mixture; beat until combined. Add flour and salt. Increase speed to medium; beat until smooth and sticky, about 4 minutes. Reduce speed to low. Gradually beat in butter, 2 tsp at a time, for 2 to 3 minutes. Scrape down side of bowl; beat on medium until smooth, about 8 minutes.

Mist large bowl with cooking spray. Transfer dough to bowl. Cover with plastic wrap; let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in size, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Preheat oven to 375°F. Mist 9- x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

On lightly floured work surface, divide dough into 3 equal pieces. Roll 1 piece into 9- x 5-inch rectangle. Fold 2 short ends of rectangle in to meet in centre; starting with 1 long end, roll into tight cylinder. Repeat with remaining dough. Transfer, crosswise, to prepared pan, seam side down. Cover with plastic wrap; let rise in warm draft-free place until dough almost reaches top of pan, about 20 minutes. 

Glaze: In small bowl, stir milk with sugar. Brush evenly over dough twice. 

To finish: Bake until browned and internal temperature reaches 190°F, about 35 minutes. Let cool in pan for 2 minutes. Remove from pan; let cool on rack. 

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Nutritional facts PER EACH OF 10 SERVINGS: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 243 mg
  • Sugars 5 g
  • Protein 6 g
  • Calories 195
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Potassium 82 mg
  • Cholesterol 36 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 26 g


  • Iron 13
  • Folate 31
  • Calcium 2
  • Vitamin A 7
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Milk Loaf Bread