Lactose Free White Bread Recipe
This was my third bread attempt in a 4 week period. I haven't made bread in 15 years so I think it came out pretty well and it tastes better than it looks. The recipe is courtesy of the Brown Eyed Baker's blog with a couple changes to the ingredients. I substituted Smart Balance lactose free milk for regular milk, used Smart Balance blended butter sticks and added more honey.
Smart Balance milk has omega 3 fatty acids and it's creamier than your average low fat diary products. The company was featured in my article on lactose free cream of broccoli soup. The Smart Balance butter is blended with omega 3 fatty acids and canola oil. In fact, it has 28% less saturated fat than regular butter. In my opinion, it tastes just like real butter, and if you are going to buy it, make sure you buy the sticks and not the spread. For those who are following a healthier lifestyle, consider these products if you make this bread.
Here are the ingredients:
3¾ cups (18¾ ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting the work surface
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup warm whole milk (about 110 degrees)
1/3 cup warm water (about 110 degrees)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3 tablespoons honey (I added 1 more tablespoon of honey but you don't have to)
1 envelope (about 2¼ teaspoons) instant yeast
For the instructions, go to The Brown Eyed Baker's blog and feast your eyes on this recipe and other delectable ones. By the way, I kneaded my bread by hand. :-)