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Indulge your senses with the comforting aroma and delightful flavor of freshly baked Milk and Honey Bread. This simple yet satisfying recipe combines the richness of milk and the sweetness of honey to create a loaf that’s perfect for any occasion, whether it’s breakfast, brunch, or a cozy afternoon snack. With its soft texture and subtle sweetness, this homemade bread is sure to become a favorite in your kitchen. Join me as we embark on a journey to bake a loaf that embodies warmth, comfort, and the simple pleasures of homemade goodness. Let’s dive into the recipe and discover how easy it is to make your Milk and Honey Bread right in the comfort of your home.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 packet) active dry yeast
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Instructions:

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  1. Warm the milk: In a small saucepan, heat the milk over low heat until it’s warm but not boiling. Remove from heat and stir in the honey until it dissolves.
  2. Activate the yeast: In a large mixing bowl, sprinkle the yeast over the warm milk mixture. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until the yeast becomes frothy.
  3. Mix the dough: Add the flour and salt to the yeast mixture. Stir until a shaggy dough forms. Then, transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for about 5-7 minutes until the dough becomes smooth and elastic.
  4. First rise: Grease a large bowl with oil or butter and place the dough inside. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm, draft-free place for about 1-2 hours, or until doubled in size.
  5. Shape the dough: Punch down the risen dough and transfer it to a lightly floured surface. Shape it into a loaf and place it in a greased loaf pan.
  6. Second rise: Cover the loaf pan with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let it rise for another 30-45 minutes, or until it puffs up and fills the pan.
  7. Preheat the oven: About 15 minutes before the dough is done rising, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  8. Bake: Once the dough has finished rising, brush the top with melted butter. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  9. Cool and serve: Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely. Slice and serve with butter or your favorite toppings.

Enjoy your homemade Milk and Honey Bread!

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