Lux White Bread
 
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Rich white bread with milk, honey and butter. Yummy crisp crust
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Recipe type: White Bread
Serves: 1 lb loaf
Ingredients
Pre-ferment
  • Flour - All Purpose - 1 cup (130 g)
  • Water - Warm (~95°F, 35°C) - 1 cup (227 g)
  • Instant Yeast - 1½ tsp (5 g)
Dough
  • Flour - All Purpose - divided - 2½ - 3 cups (325 - 390 g)
  • Milk - Whole OR Evaporated - ⅜ cup (85 g)
  • FAT - Vegetable oil - 3 TBSP (41 g)
    OR - Olive Oil - 3 TBSP (41 g)
    OR - Butter - 3 TBSP (38 g)
    OR - Vegetable Shortening - 3 TBSP (33 g)
  • Honey - 2 TBSP (43 g)
    OR - Sugar - 2 TBSP (25 g)
    OR - Maple Syrup - 2 TBSP (38 g)
  • Salt - 1½ tsp (9 g)
Wash
  • Olive Oil - 1 TBSP (15 g)
Pans
  • 9x5 Loaf Pan OR
  • 12x5.5 Hearth Pan OR
  • 9" Pie Pan
Instructions
Pre-ferment
  1. Mix water, yeast and flour in the mixer bowl.
  2. Cling wrap and ferment 30 minutes.
Dough
  1. Combine milk, fat and honey (if used) and warm (~95°F, 35°C).

    If all are room temperature you do not need to heat them.
  2. Mix remaining flour, salt and sugar (if used).
  3. Add milk mix and remaining flour mix into the mixer bowl. I go back in forth with some fluid then some flour. If dough is too loose add some more flour.
  4. Knead 5-8 minutes.
  5. Place in a greased bowl.
  6. Cling wrap and ferment 1½ hours
Form
  1. Punch down and place in a greased 8.5x4.5 loaf pan.
  2. Proof 1 hour.
Wash, Score and Bake
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C/Gas 5
    I use a pizza stone. Preheat for an extra 5-10 minutes to give the stone time to fully heat. This will improve the oven spring.
  2. Score the loaf. Brush loaf with olive oil.
  3. Bake for 35 minutes
    
or until a thermometer inserted into the center registers at least 190°F/88°C.
  4. Cool on a wire rack.
Recipe by On Bread Alone at https://onbreadalone.com/recipes/lux-white-bread/