Basic Bread 3


1kg plain flour

1 tablespoon salt

60g compressed yeast

3 tablespoons sugar

470g can evaporated milk

2 cups water

60g butter

2 eggs

(This recipe makes 4 loaves)


Sift flour and salt into a bowl. Put the yeast into a second bowl, add sugar, stir until mixture is combined.

Put evaporated milk and water into a pan, stand over heat until lukewarm, and then remove from heat.

Gradually add to yeast mixture.

Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the sifted flour over the yeast mixture, cover bowl, stand in a warm place until frothy - about 10 minutes.

Make a large well in the centre of the dry ingredients, and add the yeast mixture, melted butter and well-beaten eggs. Mix to a soft dough.

Turn out on to a well floured surface and knead for 2 minutes.

Place the dough in a large oiled bowl, cover and stand in a warm place for 45 minutes, or until doubled in bulk.

Turn out on to a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes or until the dough is smooth.

Divide the dough into four equal portions. Knead each portion well, and form into loaf shape.

Put into 4 well-greased 20cm by 10cm loaf tins.

Cover and let rise until dough reaches tops of tins.

Brush tops of dough with water.

Bake in a hot oven for 30-35 minutes.

Turn out and cool on wire racks.

Makes 4 loaves...

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