Milk Bread

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    Total Time
    2hrs 30mins
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based on 8 ratings

Similar to brioche but with added milk and less butter, and with the addition of honey to give a little extra depth of flavor. This milk bread recipe is both forgiving and versatile! It can be made into loaves for slicing, baked in a pan as pull-apart rolls, baked in muffin cups, or formed into buns for sandwiches. It's super soft and fluffy, and rises beautifully. If it lasts longer than a day, wrap it in plastic and re-heat or toast when serving. Makes 2 loaves, or about 12 muffin-sized rolls.

recipe updated May 18, 2020


  • Heavy cream icon
    Heavy cream
    1 cup (240ml)
  • Honey icon
    about ¼ cup (111g)
  • Bread flour icon
    Bread flour
    5.33 cups (652g)
  • Water icon
    1 cup (240ml)
  • Active dried yeast icon
    Active dried yeast
    2 tbsp (24g)
  • Powdered milk icon
    Powdered milk
    3 tbsp (24g)
  • Kosher salt icon
    Kosher salt
    2 tbsp (17g)
  • Egg icon
    3 (150g)
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    4 tbsp (57g)


  • kCook icon Stand mixer
  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Stand mixer bowl
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Saucepan

Step preview

  1. Add heavy cream and honey to a clean small bowl then set aside
  2. Add bread flour and water to a clean saucepan and mix
  3. Heat until thickened while whisking - approx 5 min, low heat
  4. Transfer cream to mixture and mix
  5. Add bread flour, active dried yeast, powdered milk and kosher salt to a clean stand mixer bowl and mix
  6. Add egg to the dough
  7. Transfer mixture to dough
  8. Knead until smooth - approx 5 min, medium speed
  9. Add unsalted butter to a clean small bowl then set aside
  10. Transfer content of small bowl to dough bit by bit while mixing
  11. Grease a clean large mixing bowl
  12. Transfer dough to large mixing bowl and cover
  13. Let rise until doubled - 1 hr
  14. Turn out on lightly-floured surface
  15. Shape and cover
  16. Let rise - 45 min
  17. Pre-heat oven - 190°C
  18. Bake until golden brown - 15 min, 190°C
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