Have you been into baking and have tried our easy-bake recipes to make brownies and choc chip cookies? If you’ve checked those off the list, perhaps you feel you need another baking challenge and would like to try this fluffy milk bread recipe. Making bread with yeast is endlessly satisfying, especially in these fraught times.
The act of kneading dough by hand serves two purposes: it helps to get rid of Covid-19 angst, and there is immense satisfaction in seeing a shaggy lump of dough transformed, in my hands, into a smooth, springy ball.
Punching the puffed-up dough after proofing is even better. Take that, isolation! I’ve had enough of you, safe distancing!
Yeast is not even that hard to find. My colleagues and I have spotted it in supermarkets and grocery shops.
There is, however, one downside to baking with yeast. It cannot be hurried.
The first rising is at least an hour, most likely two or three. Then there is usually a second rising. So yeast will not do when one is in need of instant gratification.
Thankfully, there are other leaveners which will make bread that will rise high without the long wait. Baking powder, baking soda, beer and self-raising flour do the job in a fraction of the time it will take yeast to get its act together.
If you want to try other quick bread recipes, here are three: Beer Batter Cheese Bread, Whole Wheat And Oat Bread, and Pumpkin Buns.