japanese soft rich bread

I have really caught the bread making bug. The smell of bread baking in the oven is simply unbeatable.

Best of all, when the bread is done, you get to eat it.

What can possibly be better? ๐Ÿ™‚

I really admire my friend, Victoria’s bread making skills. She really is one talented baker.

The other day, she posted a recipe for a super soft Japanese soft rich bread. I was mesmerized. It really looked so soft!

So I read the recipe, and I was really pleased over the moon because I understood her instructions perfectly. That was a big deal to me because I only started making bread not too long ago.

So today, I made the bread. And it was everything I wanted it to be.

Here are the instructions on how to make this bread.

In a large bowl, add the flours, sugar, salt and yeast.

Slowly add the milk+egg mixture and stir until combined.

Once combined, add the butter and knead until a dough is formed. Be patient – keep kneading and it will come together.

Knead until you have reached the windowpane stage. Shape the dough into a ball and place it in a lightly oiled bowl.

Spray with a little water, cover with a piece of damp cloth and place the dough in a warm place until it has doubled in size.

Note: I turn on my oven to the lowest temperature (35ยฐC) for 1 minute, turn it off and place my dough in the oven to rise. In this way, it does not matter if the weather is cool (especially now that monsoon season has arrived).

Punch the dough to allow the air to escape.

Divide the dough into 4 equal portions.

Rest the dough for 15 minutes. (I covered them with a piece of damp cloth and put them back into the oven).

Roll each ball into a rough rectangle, roll it up and pinch to seal.

Place the dough in a lightly oiled baking pan.

Place the dough in an oven set to 35ยฐC for about 40 minutes, or until the dough has reached the top of the pan.

Make a cut on the top of the bread with a sharp knife.

Stuff the gap with butter.

Bake at 180ยฐC for 30 minutes.

When baked, drop the pan from a height of about 30 cm to release the steam before unmolding the bread and cooling it on a wire rack.

I cannot describe how much I love this bread.

It is buttery and so so soft.

You can eat it with jam or ham or cheese or whatever you like, but it is really good even on its own!!

Japanese Soft Rich Bread
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Ingredients
  1. 350 bread flour
  2. 45g rice flour
  3. 1 egg
  4. milk - milk + egg should come up to 270ml
  5. 30g sugar
  6. 45g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  7. 5g salt
  8. 5g instant yeast
  9. extra butter for topping the bread
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, add the flours, sugar, salt and yeast.
  2. Slowly add the milk+egg mixture and stir until combined.
  3. Once combined, add the butter and knead until a dough is formed. Be patient - keep kneading and it will come together.
  4. Knead until you have reached the windowpane stage. Shape the dough into a ball and place it in a lightly oiled bowl.
  5. Spray with a little water, cover with a piece of damp cloth and place the dough in a warm place until it has doubled in size.
  6. Note: I turn on my oven to the lowest temperature (35ยฐC) for 1 minute, turn it off and place my dough in the oven to rise. In this way, it does not matter if the weather is cool (especially now that monsoon season has arrived).
  7. Punch the dough to allow the air to escape. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions.
  8. Rest the dough for 15 minutes. (I covered them with a piece of damp cloth and put them back into the oven).
  9. Roll each ball into a rough rectangle, roll it up and pinch to seal. Place the dough in a lightly oiled baking pan.
  10. Place the dough in an oven set to 35ยฐC for about 40 minutes, or until the dough has reached the top of the pan.
  11. Make a cut on the top of the bread with a sharp knife. Stuff the gap with butter.
  12. Bake at 180ยฐC for 30 minutes.
  13. When baked, drop the pan from a height of about 30 cm to release the steam before unmolding the bread and cooling it on a wire rack.
Notes
  1. Store in an airt tight container. Bread will keep for up to 3 days. Place in the microwave oven and zap for 10 seconds to soften bread.
Adapted from Victoria Bakes
Adapted from Victoria Bakes
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