MILK BREAD RECIPE

JAPANESE

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Japanese milk bread: a soft and fluffy milk bread recipe that keeps its freshness for days!

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Gather all the ingredients for your soft and fluffy milk bread recipe. You'll need flour, milk, butter, sugar, yeast, eggs, and salt.

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Mix milk and flour in a saucepan. Heat and stir until it thickens like mashed potatoes. This is called the tangzhong mixture.

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Start making Japanese milk bread dough by mixing dry ingredients in a stand mixer bowl. Add milk, tangzhong, and egg and mix until it's smooth and elastic.

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Cover the bowl for proofing at room temp. (75-80°F/24-27°C). Let the milk bread dough rise until it doubles in size, which typically takes 1-1 1/2 hours.

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Move the milk bread dough to a floured surface and split it into 3 equal portions.

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Roll out each piece of soft and fluffy milk bread into a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick.

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Fold long sides in towards the center, then tightly roll from the short edge.

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Place your soft and fluffy milk bread spirals into a greased loaf pan. Seam side down for the best looking loaf!

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Cover the pan and let it rise for the second time until the dough springs back when lightly pressed with a fingertip.

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Brush the risen Japanese milk bread top with milk and bake until it's deep golden brown on top and cooked through. Allow to cool on a rack.

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Serve thick slices of soft and fluffy Japanese milk bread warm or room temperature. Perfect for sandwiches and toast.

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