Again, I needed bread this weekend. Last week's loaf lasted a whole week, which was nice. I've been carting around a segment of November 1991's issue of Canadian Living entitled "The Best of our Bakeries" and it contains some really nice recipes. No, I have not been receiving Canadian Living since 1991 (when I would have been 16) nor have I had this in my recipe binder since then; I believe I got this from an old issue my mother had saved and it somehow wound up in my collection. CL's online recipe database doesn't appear to go back to 1991, so there is unfortunately no link to the recipe. I adapted it slightly because I use instant yeast, not the traditional kind you have to activate first. Here it is.
1 cup milk
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp butter
2 tsp salt
1 cup water
1 tbsp yeast
5 cups (approx.) bread flour (all purpose will do)
Follow directions my bread baking tutorial post. Makes two loaves. Before baking, beat the egg and brush onto the tops of the loaves, then sprinkle on the sesame seeds. Bake at 400F for about 35 - 40 minutes, or until done.