Milk bread

This bread is sincerely placed the fluffiest of all fluffy breads! is also called milk bread “Hokkaido” and the crumb is tremendous tender because the recipe makes use of a japanesse tecnique referred to as tangzhong, which is sort of a water roux. 

You may use it for sandwiches, as a side for meals or eat it straight out of the oven. 

This bread has all of it: gentle, mild, fluffy, and complete of flavor. Plus, is so clean to make.


For the tangzhong:

  • 1/4 C water
  • 1/4 C whole milk 
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour 

For the dough:

  • 2  1/2 C all purpose flour 
  • 2 tbsp powdered milk 
  • 1/4 C + 2 tbsp granulated sugar 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1 egg 
  • 60 gr unsalted butter, melted 
  • 2  3/4 tsp active dry yeast 
  • 1/4 C whole milk, lukewarm 
  • 1/4 C whipping cream or heavy cream, lukewarm 

For the egg wash: 

  • 1 egg 
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream or whole milk 


For the tangzhong:

  1. In a small pan, combine the water, whole milk, and flour and mix until completely smooth. 
  2. Place the pan to low heat and cook the mixture well, stiring all along, for 4 min. until it thickens. 
  3. Take away from the heat. Now pour the mixture in a small bowl and cover it with plastic wrap, letting it cool entirely. 

For the dough: 

  1. In a small bowl, place the whole milk, whipping cream and two tablespoons of sugar and mix. Add the dry yeast and carefully mix again. Let it sit for 15 min. so that the yeast activates. 
  2. In a different bowl, add the flour, powdered milk, the rest of the sugar and salt. Mix a little until it is all well incorporated. 
  3. Apart, in another bowl, combine the egg, melted butter, and the cooled tangzhong. Mix with a fork until combined (if necessary, use a blender for it not to have any bumps).
  4. Add the tangzhong and the yeast mixtures onto the flour bowl. Incorporate with your hands or with a wooden spoon to form a dough. 
  5. Now, take it out of the bowl and place it on a clean surface. Knead by hand for 20 min. until the dough is very elastic ans soft (all the kneading process can easily be done in a standing mixter with the bread hook attached).
  6. Make a ball with the dough, coat it with some vegetable oil to then place it in a clean bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel and let the dough rise for 2 hours until it doubles its size. 
  7. Grease and flour a rectangular loaf pan.
  8. Dump the dough onto a clean surface and cut it into 4 pieces.
  9. Give each piece a cilinder shape of about 10 cm long and place them in the pan. 
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