Condensed Milk Bread
Use our Carnation condensed milk to create this deliciously sweet bread.
Plain flour (+ extra flour for kneading)
Dry fast action yeast
Egg, gently whisked
Whole milk, room temperature
Butter, cubed + softened
For the topping
You will also need:
2 x greased 2lb loaf tins (approximately 23 x 13 x 7 cm)
1 x stand mixer with dough hook attachment
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Add all the dry ingredients to the stand mixer bowl and mix together until everything is combined.
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With the stand mixer running on a low speed, add the condensed milk, whole milk and egg until a wet dough has formed. Add the softened butter one cube at a time, waiting until it’s fully incorporated before adding the next cube.
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When all the butter is added, continue to knead on a medium speed for a further 7 minutes until the dough is glossy and elastic. It will still be quite sticky in texture but don’t be tempted to add more flour.
If you don’t have a stand mixer, add the dry and all wet ingredients to a mixing bowl and bring together with a wooden spoon. Tip the dough out onto a well-floured surface and knead for 1-2 minutes. Add the butter cubes one at a time into the centre of the dough and continue to knead until fully incorporated. Continue to knead for another 10 minutes until the dough is glossy and elastic.
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Gently form the dough into a ball shape and place into a lightly oiled boil. Tightly cover with clingfilm and leave somewhere warm for 90 minutes or until the dough has almost doubled in size.
Flour your hands before shaping into a ball to stop the dough from sticking to your hands
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When the dough has doubled in size, tip it out onto a floured surface and gently knead for a minute to knock out the air. Shape it roughly into a ball and cut the dough in half. Store one half in clingfilm until you’re ready to use it.
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Take one half of the dough and gently roll it out vertically until it’s roughly the length of your loaf tin - you can use your hands to help gently stretch the dough into shape.
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Starting at the bottom of the dough, roll up the length as tightly as possible until you are left with a sausage shape. When you reach the end, pinch the open end tightly to seal.
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Making sure the sealed end is on the underneath of your dough sausage, cut it into 8 equal pieces using a sharp knife.
Dip your knife into flour before making each cut to make sure the knife cuts cleanly through the dough.
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Place the dough pieces neatly into the loaf tin, seam side down. There’s no need to leave any gaps between each piece of dough.
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Cover the loaf tins with a tea towel and place somewhere warm to rise for 45 minutes or until doubled in size. Whilst the dough is rising, preheat your oven to 180˚C, (160 ˚C for fan ovens), gas mark 4.
The airing cupboard is the perfect spot to leave your dough to rise.
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Mix the egg and milk together and brush over the top of the dough with a pastry brush. Place the loaf tins in to the middle of the oven, and bake for 20-25 minutes until the top of the bread is a light golden brown.
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Whilst the dough is in the oven, mix the condensed milk and the butter to form a thick glaze.
We like to add ½ tsp of cinnamon and ½ tsp of ground cardamom to the glaze for a little additional sweetness.
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Remove the bread from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Whilst the bread is still hot, glaze with the condensed milk and butter mix.
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Leave to cool in the loaf tins. Pull apart and enjoy!
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Condensed Milk Bread
Prep: 155 mins
Cook: 20 mins