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Homemade Bread / Bread Recipe

Written By Angela Steffi on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 | 10:36:00 PM

Please click here to watch Bread Recipe in Tamil -Madras Samayal

Serving Size           : 6    people 

Resting Time         : 90 - 120 min + 30 min

Baking Time          : 40 minutes
Quantity Ingredients for Milk Bread Recipe
4 cup Maida / All purpose flour (500 gram)
1 packYeast (2.25 tsp) ( 7 grams)
3/4 cupMilk (180 ml)
1/2 cupWater (125 ml)
3 tbspSugar
1 tsp Salt
4 tbsp Butter (55 grams)

Cooking Method

Step 1) Activate yeast:
Activating yeast is a very important step in making bread. Add Sugar to luke warm milk (105 F - 110 F), (42 - 43 C ) then add yeast to it and mix it well and let it sit for 5 minutes.
Once the yeast is activated lets prepare the dough.

Step 2)preparing bread dough:
In a mixing bowl combine Maida, salt , butter (softened at room temperature) , yeast milk mixture, and water. Mix well to form a soft and a sticky dough. 
Once well mixed transfer the dough to work surface and knead for minimum 10 - 15 minutes. Stretch the dough and knead well with 2 hands. Kneading softens the dough and soon after kneading dough will no more stick to your hands.

Step 3) First Proofing:
Once after kneading transfer the dough to a greased bowl , also apply few drops of oil on the top to prevent drying. Keep it undisturbed for 1.30 to 2 hours or until the dough doubles in size. 

Step 4) Now after 1.30 hours (in my case 1.30 hours ) transfer the dough to work area and spread it into a sheet, do not give more pressure or knead again, gently pat it to form a square sheet.
Then roll the sheet to form a rectangular rod (size of the pan) 

Step 5) Second Proofing:
Keep in in a greased bread pan and cover it . Again proof for another 30 minutes or until it doubles in size. 

Step 6) Baking:
Now preheat the oven to 350 F / 175 C and bake it for 35 -40 minutes or until the outer layer become dark (golden brown) .
Once baked apply some melted butter on top and immediately transfer the bread to a wire rack and let it cool for sometime.

Once the bread is completely cooled cut them into slices and is ready to be enjoyed with jam, nitella or as a sandwich bread.


About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).


  1. I love your recipes. Was very excited to see this recipe. Can you show the recipe with whole wheat version? Would really appreciate that. Thanks.

  2. Thank you so much Priscy, I will share a separate recipe soon ( we need to replace 4 cups of maida with 4 cups of wheat)

  3. hai steffy, i like your recipes. can u tel me the bread loaf pan size?

  4. I bought bread pan but don’t know what is the size of that tin and the batter measurement for that tin
    It simply mentioned that1.3L And 44floz

  5. Assembled size

    Length: 26 cm
    Width: 12 cm
    Height: 7 cm
    Volume: 1.3 L

  6. Hi sis. I am new to microwave, so can you elaborate the settings more. Preheat for how many minutes and bake at what temperature for 30 minutes.