Last Updated on September 25, 2019
Note: This recipe is for a 1.5 pound machine. If you have a 2 pound machine click here.
How can a recipe with such an unappetizing title turn out a bread that’s so good? When I tried sour milk bread for the first time I was amazed at its taste and texture.
Note that this version of the bread doesn’t have any oil. That’s not a typo. There’s no oil in this recipe.
I add some olive oil to the two-pound version of the recipe, but that’s just personal choice. If you’d like to add some oil to this recipe, I’d use 1 Tablespoon of olive oil or butter.
Sour Milk Bread in the Bread Machine – 1.5 Loaf
1 ⅛ cups sour milk (I use regular, not-sour milk and it works fine.)
3 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
1 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast
Follow the instructions that came with your bread machine in terms of which ingredients to put in the bread machine first.
Make sure you check on the dough after five or ten minutes of kneading. Just pop the top of the bread machine and see how the dough is doing. It should be a smooth, round ball. If it’s too dry add liquid a teaspoon at a time until it looks OK. If it looks too wet, add flour a tablespoon at a time until it looks as expected.