Carrot Milk Bread #BreadBakers


Welcome to our BreadBakers challenge for this month! The challenge category was for either Easter or carrot breads. Well I've made many Easter breads, and only a couple carrot breads, here and here. They were both lovely breads and so I decided on carrots. The bread I found and baked turned out so beautifully delicious that it will definitely be a regular bake. The texture is so soft and bouncy, the flavor mild and appealing, good for savory or sweet enjoyment. The color of course is just lovely and the crust turned out amazingly like a brioche, wonderful texture. All I did was brush with butter after baking.

(I normally bake sandwich bread in a smaller ~8x4" loaf pan, but this recipe works best in a 9x5" pan.)

Carrot Bread Loaf
makes 1 9x5" loaf 

560g bread flour
30g sugar
1 tsp sea salt
1½ tsp instant active yeast
300g fresh milk (you might need 1-2 tbsp more depending on the moisture level of the puree)
100g Carrot purée (steamed and blended)

35g unsalted butter

50g finely grated fresh carrot 

optional egg wash (one egg yolk + 1 tbsp water)

Mix together the first 6 ingredients in a stand mixer until fairly smooth.  If the dough looks dry and rough, add milk by 1  tbsp until it is more supple.  Add in the butter and continue to knead until the dough becomes shiny and smooth.  Let the dough rest, covered, until double in size.

Work in the grated carrot until well combined.  (The moisture from the carrots may make the dough tear a little at first.)  For a pretty looking loaf, divide the dough into 3 equal balls.  Let them rest for another 10 minutes.

Grease a 9x5-in. loaf pan.  Using your hands to guide the dough, circle the balls on the counter, using the surface tension to pull the skin of the dough tight.  Place the balls in the prepared pan.  Let the loaf rise until it has crested almost 1 inch over the edge of the pan.  Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 360ºF.

Bake for 35mins, covering the top with foil if necessary to prevent over browning.

 This bread is wonderful fresh, plain, buttered, toasted, sandwiched, jammed, everything bread!

Be sure to check out the rest of our Easter and carrot breads!


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  1. That bread looks amazing. Perfect crumb, gorgeous coloring and I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks.

  2. That is super pretty! I just adore the soft looking crumb! Almost like tangzhong bread.

  3. The carrot milk bread looks delicious perfect crumb I like the way tangzhong add softness to the bread.

  4. Lovely bread. Looks very delicious and it has a great crumb.

  5. The loaf looks gorgeous and I love using tangzhong in breads, and this is a loaf that is on top of my list.


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