Hokkaido Milk Bread

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Total Time:
4.5 hours
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Bread Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • For Tangzhong (water roux):
  • 1/3 cup - All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup - Water
  • 1/2 cup - Milk
  • For dough:
  • 2.5 cups - All-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp - Sugar
  • 1 tsp - Salt
  • 2 tbsp - Milk powder
  • 2 tsp - Instant dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup - Milk
  • 1/8 cup - Cream
  • 1/3 cup - Tangzhong (use half of the tangzhong )
  • 25 g - Butter (cut into small pieces and softened)
  • 1 cup - Chocolate chips

How to Make Hokkaido Milk Bread

  • Making the water-roux:
  • Mix the flour in water and milk well, without any lumps.
  • Cook on medium-low heat, stirring continuously to prevent burning.
  • This mixture will become thick, you will see some lines for every stir you make with the spoon.
  • The tangzhong is ready, turn off the heat.
  • Transfer it to a clean bowl, and cover with a cling wrap.
  • Let cool completely.
  • You can use tangzhong once it cools down to room temperature.
  • Making Dough:
  • Put the flour, salt, sugar, milk powder and instant yeast in a stand mixer/ food processor and mix it for a few minutes.
  • Meanwhile in an another bowl, mix the milk, cream and tangzhong until smooth and add to the mixer.
  • Run on slow speed until the dough comes together.
  • Now add the butter and knead it until you get a smooth and elastic dough.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover it with a towel and keep it aside until the dough doubles in volume, almost an hour.
  • Place the dough on a clean working surface, divide the dough to make mini loaves or muffins or just a single loaf.
  • Roll out each portion of the dough with a rolling pin to an oval shape.
  • Sprinkle generous amounts of chocolate chips.
  • Take the shorter side of the oval and fold in the middle, take the other end and fold it slightly to overlap the first fold.
  • Place this folded dough in a pan and cover with a towel, let the dough sit again for an hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 325F, carefully brush the tops of the loaf with milk and bake them for 20-25 minutes until they are done.
  • Let it cool in the tins and then, transfer to a rack and cool completely.
  • Serve the loaves/ rolls with your favourite spreads.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Priya Easy N Tasty Recipes.