While the milk is cooling, heat ½ cup water to 100°F to 110°F point. Stir in 1 tsp sugar. Sprinkle yeast granules over the water and quickly stir them gently into the water. Let stand, undisturbed, for about 10 minutes, until yeast rises and becomes frothy. Stir down the yeast mixture and add it to the lukewarm milk mixture. Transfer mixture to the large bowl of stand mixer fitted with dough hook attachment. Beat on low to incorporate ingredients then increase mixer speed to high and beat until mixture is smooth.
Yield: 2 loaves