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Milk and Honey Buns (Hokkaido Milk Bread)

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Milk and Honey Buns (Hokkaido Milk Bread)

Milk and Honey Buns (Hokkaido Milk Bread)

Method

Milk and Honey Buns 15 Steps

  • Step 1

    Make Tangzhong: Add the Tangzhong ingredients into a small saucepan and mix over medium heat, stirring constantly until a thick, sticky paste has formed. Remove from heat, cover with plastic wrap and allow to cool to room temperature.

  • Step 2

    In a small bowl, combine slightly warm milk (about 90-94°F), and add your yeast. Wait 10 minutes until yeast becomes foamy.

  • Step 3

    Combine flour, salt and sugar into the bowl, add your yeast mixture, honey and eggs, mix, cover and set aside to let flour hydrate.

  • Step 4

    Transfer to a stand mixer with a dough hook and mix on medium-low until dough forms.

  • Step 5

    Add your softened butter a tablespoon at a time until it is incorporated.

  • Step 6

    Mix for at least 7 minutes on medium. If you are having any trouble with the butter incorporating into your dough, add flour a tablespoon at a time, mixing for 1 minute before adding more. Do not add too much extra flour, if you have measured out your ingredients, there should be no need to add more flour.

  • Step 7

    After about 10 minutes total of kneading, dump dough out onto your clean work surface, you should not need to flour it and use your hands for rounding the dough into a nice ball. Keep your hand in contact with your surface.

  • Step 8

    Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, and coverwith a damp dish cloth and wait for about 2 hours until dough has doubled in size.

  • Step 9

    Punch dough down and split into 9 balls, about 75-85 grams each.

  • Step 10

    Use the same technique you did before when shaping the big dough to round your 9 pieces. (Keep dough on your surface and use your hands to round out the dough until it is smooth on top.)

  • Step 11

    Grease a round 9-inch pan or a square pan and arrange your balls in the pan.

  • Step 12

    Cover with a damp dish cloth again and allow to rise for 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours until about doubled in sized.

  • Step 13

    Preheat oven to 350°F and make your egg wash by whisking your egg and milk together.

  • Step 14

    Brush rolls with egg wash and bake rolls for about 30 minutes, peek through oven door after 25 minutes. You want your buns golden brown on top and puffed.

  • Step 15

    Remove from oven. They may deflate ever so slightly when they are out of the oven and that is okay. Brush with butter if you like and serve warm or at room temperature, sweet with jam or other sweet spreads or savoury with garlic butter.

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Bread Recipe

Milk Buns

Honey Buns

Milk and Honey Buns

Easy

Milk and Honey Buns (Hokkaido Milk Bread)

Nadia Boachie
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Nadia Boachie

Milk and Honey Buns (Hokkaido Milk Bread)

Yields:

Serves 9

Prep Time:

0 hours 30 mins

Inactive Time:

4 hours 0 mins

Cook Time:

0 hours 30 mins

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Ingredients

Tangzhong

  • 2 tablespoons (20 grams) bread flour

  • 2 tablespoons (27 grams) water

  • 4 tablespoons (60 grams) whole milk

Bread Dough

  • 2 1/2 cups (350 grams) bread flour

  • 1 tablespoon (9 grams) active dry yeast

  • 1/2 cup (158 grams) whole milk

  • 1 teaspoon (5 grams) salt

  • 2 tablespoons (25 grams) granulated sugar

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey

  • 2 tablespoons milk powder

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 egg

Egg Wash

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons whole milk

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Method

Milk and Honey Buns 15 Steps

  • Step 1

    Make Tangzhong: Add the Tangzhong ingredients into a small saucepan and mix over medium heat, stirring constantly until a thick, sticky paste has formed. Remove from heat, cover with plastic wrap and allow to cool to room temperature.

  • Step 2

    In a small bowl, combine slightly warm milk (about 90-94°F), and add your yeast. Wait 10 minutes until yeast becomes foamy.

  • Step 3

    Combine flour, salt and sugar into the bowl, add your yeast mixture, honey and eggs, mix, cover and set aside to let flour hydrate.

  • Step 4

    Transfer to a stand mixer with a dough hook and mix on medium-low until dough forms.

  • Step 5

    Add your softened butter a tablespoon at a time until it is incorporated.

  • Step 6

    Mix for at least 7 minutes on medium. If you are having any trouble with the butter incorporating into your dough, add flour a tablespoon at a time, mixing for 1 minute before adding more. Do not add too much extra flour, if you have measured out your ingredients, there should be no need to add more flour.

  • Step 7

    After about 10 minutes total of kneading, dump dough out onto your clean work surface, you should not need to flour it and use your hands for rounding the dough into a nice ball. Keep your hand in contact with your surface.

  • Step 8

    Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, and coverwith a damp dish cloth and wait for about 2 hours until dough has doubled in size.

  • Step 9

    Punch dough down and split into 9 balls, about 75-85 grams each.

  • Step 10

    Use the same technique you did before when shaping the big dough to round your 9 pieces. (Keep dough on your surface and use your hands to round out the dough until it is smooth on top.)

  • Step 11

    Grease a round 9-inch pan or a square pan and arrange your balls in the pan.

  • Step 12

    Cover with a damp dish cloth again and allow to rise for 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours until about doubled in sized.

  • Step 13

    Preheat oven to 350°F and make your egg wash by whisking your egg and milk together.

  • Step 14

    Brush rolls with egg wash and bake rolls for about 30 minutes, peek through oven door after 25 minutes. You want your buns golden brown on top and puffed.

  • Step 15

    Remove from oven. They may deflate ever so slightly when they are out of the oven and that is okay. Brush with butter if you like and serve warm or at room temperature, sweet with jam or other sweet spreads or savoury with garlic butter.

Tags:

Bread Recipe

Milk Buns

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Milk and Honey Buns