I am so happy to share this recipe with you. Asian Sweet Bread is a staple in all Asian bakeries. The bread is soft and pillow-y and just melts in your mouth with a slight sweet flavor. The crust is perfectly brown and flaky. It's gorgeous to look at...and delicious to eat. A perfect snack on any occasion and it can hold its own next to any store bought rolls or loaves.
This recipe is close to my heart as well. I have always gotten some sweet treat when going to Asian bakeries. I always came home with all kinds of bread...all of which derived from this simple recipe.
Asian Sweet Bread (otherwise called Hong Kong Pai Bao or Hokkaido Milk Bread) is a staple in Asian bakeries and it should definitely be a staple in your household :) Delicious, fluffy, soft and everything bread should be.
Paso 1: Ingredients
For this delicious sweet bread:
5 cups bread flour (all purpose flour will also work: the kneading time will need to be increased though)
1/3 cup plus 4 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup of milk
4 teaspoons instant yeast (this is usually two packages of yeast)
6 tbsp butter (cut the butter into small pieces and make sure it is softened at room temperature)
1 serving of tangzhong: this is a separate recipe and you will use all the tangzhong made with the recipe
For the tangzhong:
1/3 cup of bread flour (all purpose will work as well)
1 cup of water