Combine the warm water, yeast and sugar in a bowl and let it stand for 10 minutes or until it activates and becomes frothy. In another bowl, mix the milk, butter and salt together. Stir in the yeast mixture. Fold in the flour a tablespoon at a time until a stiff dough forms. Knead the dough for approximately 10 minutes or until it is smooth and elastic (or if you have a mix master, use the dough hook). Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover with oiled plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise (takes about 2 hours).
Punch the dough down and again knead for a minute or two. Divide the dough into two and form a loaf shape with each. Place each in a well greased loaf tin and again let rise (about 1/2 hour).
Bake at 190 degrees for 45 minutes or until golden and it sounds hollow when tapped.
Makes two loaves.
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