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Soft and Sweet Sourdough Milk Bread

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Let me introduce you to the softest, most pillowy, and most delicious Sourdough Milk Bread I’ve ever had.

This super soft and light bread is made with fresh milk and honey for the perfect tender sweet crumb. It makes excellent sandwich bread, French toast, and croutons…if it lasts that long.



Just like all my other sourdough recipes this special sourdough milk bread goes through a long, slow fermentation that helps to break down hard to digest gluten and activate tummy friendly enzymes. I would go so far as to say, this is as close to “no guilt” white bread as you can get!



The recipe makes two sandwich size loaves, perfect for everyday eating, gifting, or freezing for convenience.

Everybody who has tried this bread has fallen in love with it’s soft texture and sweet but full bodied flavor!



Try this bread in my favorite sandwich, the Monte Cristo! Or my second favorite, a simple grilled cheese with homemade Healthy Probiotic Mayonnaise!


This recipe makes the softest and most delicious Sourdough Milk Bread. The dough is hydrated with fresh milk and has just a touch of sweetness from real honey. If you are looking for a 100% sourdough milk bread that is sweet and extra soft, this recipe is for you! #milk #honey #sourdough #milkbread #milkdough #dough #starter #fermentation #wildyeast #realbread #homemade #white #sandwich #rawmilk #rawhoney #soft #tender #bread

Sourdough Milk Bread

Yield: 2 Loaves
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Proofing Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 13 hours

This soft sourodugh milk bread is lightly sweetened with honey for the perfect balance of flavors!



The Night Before

  1. In a large bowl gently mix all ingredients, just until incorporated. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
  2. Using slightly wet hands do several rounds of Stretch and Fold in the bowl letting the dough rest for 5 minutes in-between each round.
  3. Once the dough is soft and smooth with long strand gluten development, gently shape it into a ball in the bowl, Cover and proof overnight at room temp (65℉). I let mine go for 10-12 hours.

The Next Morning

  1. Do one round of Stretch and Fold in the bowl to deflate the dough. Let the dough rest 10 minutes.
  2. Butter two loaf pans and set them aside. (I use cast iron or glass loaf pans)
  3. Lightly flour your work surface and turn the dough out. Divide in half and gently shape each half into a loaf by first patting the dough into a rectangle. Next, bring the top third toward the center and the bottom third over it. Let the dough rest for a few minutes and then do the same patting out and folding over in the opposite direction. Let the dough rest seam side down for 5 minutes before transferring it into the loaf pan for the final rise.
  4. Let the dough rise at room temperature until doubled.
  5. Preheat your oven to 400℉.
  6. Score the loaves straight down the middle with a lame or razor blade. Spray each loaf lightly with filtered water.
  7. Bake both loaves side-by-side in the center of the oven for 30 minutes. Rotate the loaves once at the 15 minute mark.
  8. Remove the loaves from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes before turning the loaves out of the pans and cooling them completely on wire racks.




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Coconut Honey Buttercream Frosting
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Gluten Free Browned Butter Pecan Cookies - Grain Free and Refined Sugar Free


Friday 9th of April 2021

How would using only (organic) all purpose flour affect the end result? I don’t generally have bread flour on hand as I can’t get organic locally and it’s expensive to order.

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Sunday 11th of April 2021

Hi Amy,

It will be perfectly fine! Go for it!


Monday 5th of April 2021

How do I make a 100% hydration starter from scratch and how long before I can use it? I read somewhere that it can be used right after it has peaked?

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Tuesday 6th of April 2021

Hi Grisela,

Check out my guide here Demystifying Sourdough – Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Sourdough Starter – Why It’s Better For You – And How To Start One

Hope that helps!


Thursday 1st of April 2021

Hi! I’m having a hard time getting a rise like I want. I’m wondering if you cover the loaves in the final rise before baking and if so, with what?

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Tuesday 6th of April 2021

Hi Amy,

I like to use plastic wrap or bees wrap. Something that keeps the bread for developing a dry skin as that can inhibit rise. A damp tea towel works well too!

If you feel like it's rising too fast overnight and possible over-proofing (strong sour smell, deflated) then you can leave it at room temp for a few hours before refrigerating the dough. Then shape it and second rise the next day.

Hope that helps!



Thursday 25th of March 2021

Since there are just two of us in the house nowadays, i wasn't sure we'd finish two loaves quickly, so i made make cinnamon raisin bread with half the recipe! I am now confident we will eat it all quickly!! Thanks again. 🙂


Thursday 25th of March 2021

Mmmmmmm. Thank you! This is perfect everything, everyday sourdough! :)

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Monday 29th of March 2021

Yay, Tracey!

I'm so happy to hear it! Thanks for the feedback!