Soft & mildly sweet milk bread

By shanobiju  

May 21, 2016

This bread is incredibly soft and airy .I followed tanghzong method . Fresh cream is used instead of butter . Hence the colour of the bread is beautiful cottony white ...

  • Prep: 1 hr
  • Cook: 35 mins


For the tangzhong

2 3/4 tbsp All purpose flour

1/3 cup Milk

1/4 cup Water

Ingredients for the dough

3 cups All purpose flour

2 tsp Instant dry yeast

3 tbsp Sugar

3 tbsp Fresh cream

3 tbsp Milk powder

1 tbsp Oil

1/2 tsp Salt

1 cup Milk


Method to make tangzhong

1 In a saucepan mix flour, milk & water very well until smooth without any lumps .

2Heat it and keep stirring until it is thick . Turn off the heat and let it cool . Keep it aside .

Direction for the dough

1In a bowl , mix flour, yeast , sugar , fresh cream , salt and milk powder well .

2In another bowl mix tangzhong and milk well . Add this to the flour mixture . Mix well .

3Knead well for 4-5 minutes .

4Add oil and knead for another 4-5 minutes . Do not over knead . The dough will be slightly sticky . Do not add extra flour .

5Knead well until the dough is shiny and elastic .

6Shape it into a ball . Apply oil on the dough and transfer it into a well oiled bowl . Cover it with cling film . Keep it in a warm place and wait for the first rise .

7Let it double in size .

8Gently punch the dough . Knead for a minute or two .

9Shape the dough . Transfer it into a loaf tin ,I used 9 1/2 " long x 4 1/2" wide x 3" high .

10Apply milk or egg wash it .

11Sprinkle poppy seed /sesame seed .Cover it with a cling film and wait for the second rise .

12Meanwhile pre heat the oven at 180 degree c for 10 minutes with both top and bottom rods on . Cover the loaf tin with aluminum foil . Place it on the lower rack and bake for 25 minutes .

13Now take the tin out . Remove the aluminum foil . Apply milk /egg wash it . Keep the tin back in the oven ( without the aluminum foil ) and bake for another 10 minutes .

14Transfer the loaf into a wire rack and apply butter liberally . Allow it to cool at least for 3-4 hours .


20 Reviews

Shano Biju

May 19, 2018 can.Increase the quantity of liquid if required.


May 19, 2018

Shano I love to bake this can I make it 50:50 combination.can I do it

Shano Biju

October 5, 2017

Yes can.


October 4, 2017

Hi mam, the bread is looking tempting to make. I have Morphy 28 LTS oven in which both the rods get heated only in toast mode. So can I bakea bread in toast mode instead of bake mode. Thanks a lot

Shano Biju

September 20, 2017

Irene..I always use Gloripan instant dry yeast..


September 13, 2017

Hi Shano … thanks for your recipes …. love your website …. just wanted to know which brand of instant dry yeast you use for your bread and other bakes, where yeast is required …. Thanks

Shano Biju

April 13, 2017

Yes..increase the quantity of liquid if required.I use 200 ml standard measuring cup..


April 6, 2017

hi Biju ! All your breads are stunning. Am planning to make this but with Wholewheat ? will the water increase slightly. Also whats the measurement of the cup you use in all your recipes ? 1 cup = 200 ml or 250 ml ??

Shano Biju

April 1, 2017 can use same amount..proof it separately and adjust the liquid accordingly..


March 30, 2017

Hi Shano
Can I use active dry yeast for this recipe? If yes how many tsps should I use ?
Thank u

Shano Biju

December 18, 2016

Thankyou so much Savitha..
Luke warm milk is better..


December 18, 2016

Nice & easy recipes. Just wanted to ask whether the milk is normal or lukewarm added to Knead the dough

Shano Biju

October 19, 2016

Kavya.. I dont use fan mode. For bread i use top and bottom rod on without fan.

kanya manojkumar

October 19, 2016

Thx for the recipe mam… I used to bake my cakes with both rods with fan… I use ikon 45lts otg… for breads do use both rods wth fan?.. or ony both rods.? pls do clarify mam…. thx…

Shano Biju

July 26, 2016

Priya can add 1 tbsp extra sugar or add candied fruits /tutti frutti ..


July 25, 2016

Hi Shano,

Please tell me if I want to make this bread more sweet then what amount of sugar should I add?

Shano Biju

June 29, 2016

Thankyou Daya for the lovely feedback .. Milk and milk powder makes the buns softer..

Daya Ganapathy

June 28, 2016

Hi Shano Biju..

Thanks for the wonderful milk bread recipe. It turned out great. Did skip milk powder as I did not have but end result was good.
Just want to know why do we add milk powder what difference does it make. Will try again with milk powder but this was good enough.

Shano Biju

June 21, 2016

Vani.. you can skip milkpowder ..Use top and bottom rods while baking too ..


June 19, 2016

Can I skip milk powder? As I don’t have. Do the top and bottom rods to be on only for preheat or later while baking too.

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