Monday, March 3, 2014

Honey White Bread (Barefoot Contessa)

This is one awesome bread, seriously! Must try! Must must must! :)
Yummy, soft and fluffy, this brioche like bread is really a keeper!

Look how soft and fluffy this bread is
Recipe is from Barefoot Contessa
What you need:
1/2 cup warm water
15g dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 1/2 cup warm whole milk
6 tbsp (90g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 1/2 tbsp honey
2 extra large eggs
5 cups plus 2 tbsp bread flour
1 tbsp salt
1 egg white, lightly beaten
  1. Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water, keep aside for about 5 mins
  2. I used breadmaker to bake this bread. Pour yeast mixture in breadmaker bowl, followed by milk, honey, eggs. And then add in dry ingredients - bread flour and salt
  3. Let the machine do the kneading and first proofing
  4. Grease two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans with butter. Divide the dough in half, roll each half into a loaf shape and place each in a prepared pan. Cover again with the damp towel, and allow to rise again for an hour, until doubled in volume
  5. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180degC. When the dough is ready, brush the tops with the eggwhite and bake the breads for 40 to 45 minutes, until they sound hollow when tapped. Turn them out of the pans and cool completely on a wire rack before slicing
 I made one loaf with cheese filling and topping. I used grated cheddar. Yum yum, especially eaten with Nutella :)
This post it for Cook Like A Star 2nd Anniversary Cooking Party March & April 2014 hosted by Zoe from Bake For Happy KidsMich from Piece of Cake and Joyce from Kitchen Flavours, where we can cook or bake like Donna Hay, Barefoot Contessa, Jamie Oliver, Masterchef, Martha Stewart, Delia Smith, Curtis Stone, Nigella Lawson, Ree Drummond and Bill Granger


  1. I can see why we must try this bread recipe. The texture looks so soft and fluffy :) Great photos!

  2. Hi Alice,

    I remember this bread recipe! I remember the fluffiness of this bread and now I admiring yours :) Totally speechless!


  3. I am impressed! Since you typed so many must, I'll try this too:D

  4. Hi Alice, the bread looks really really cottony soft!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'm gonna try it out later!

  5. Gorgeous loaf, Alice! Looks so soft and delicious! I love eating soft breads like this with a spread of cold salted butter and a cup of hot black coffee!
    I would love to try this too!

  6. Hi Alice, I must try! Thanks for sharing.



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