Three golden baked milk bread shaped into smaller bun sized portions, sitting on top of a wood cutting board with honey butter in a blue pot on the side.

Milk Bread with Honey Butter

Jun 29 2020
Everyday Delicious
Serving Time Icon 25 min
Serves Number Icon Yields 1 loaf

This recipe is part of the Savour Ontario at Home recipe collection curated in Spring 2020. Nearly 50 of Ontario's top chefs and culinary personalities personally prepared and photographed signature recipes to help inspire and support cooks at home.

Acclaimed Food Network celebrity chef and bestselling author Chef Lynn Crawford has over 25 years of culinary experience, including many years as executive chef for the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto and New York. One of the highest profile chefs in the country and a genuine household name, she is continually sought after as a dynamic host, public speaker, brand ambassador and spokesperson.

“I have always supported local, fresh food. Like so many Canadians, I support the dairy farmers and their families who work so hard each and every day to give us nutritious and delicious Canadian milk. This bread recipe is one that I share with my family everyday and it is made with one of my favourite ingredients... fresh, high quality, delicious milk.”

Prep 30 MIN

Cook 25 MIN

Rise 1 HOUR

Ingredients

Method

Milk Bread Instructions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

 

Step 2

Place the cream, milk, sugar and yeast in a small bowl, mix and let stand for 10 minutes.
 

Step 3

In a stand mixer bowl, place the cake flour, bread flour, salt and 1 whole egg, then add the cream yeast mixture. Mix dough for 15 minutes. Cover the dough with a damp towel and let rest for 1 hour or until the dough is double in size.

 

Step 4

Grease two standard loaf pans on all sides with butter.
 

Step 5

On a lightly floured surface, turn out the dough and cut it in half. Then, cut each half into 3 equally-sized pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Place 3 balls into each loaf pan.

 

Step 6

Cover the pans and let the dough proof (rest) for another hour or until doubled in size.

 

Step 7

Brush the risen dough with egg wash.

 

Step 8

Bake the loaves for 23-25 minutes. Allow to cool before removing from pans.


 

Honey Butter Instructions

Step 1

In a small bowl, stir together butter, honey and orange zest until blended.

 

Step 2

Place butter in an airtight container and refrigerate. Use within 2 weeks.