I’ve always loved Asian style soft, fluffy milk bread, and with the current lockdown in place, what better to do than make your own?
This recipe doesn’t require a bread machine and the dough is simple and easy to knead. It is also completely optional to colour them, especially if you’re not a fan of food colouring, but I thought it looked quite pretty this way!
Tri-Coloured Milk Bread
makes 1 loaf / 2 smaller loaves
- 2/3 cup warm milk
- 1 teaspoon yeast
- 2 tbsp sugar (I used coconut sugar)
- 2.5 cups bread flour
- pinch of salt
- 1/3 cup hot water
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tbsp oil
- food colouring
- green: 1/2 tsp pandan paste
- red: 1/4 tsp red food colouring and 1/4 tsp strawberry essence
- yellow: 1/4 tsp yellow food colouring and 1tbsp roasted pumpkin,
- cheese slices
- frozen berries
- chocolate chips
- egg wash (1 egg + 1 tbsp milk)
- Combine the milk, yeast and sugar. Let it rest for 5 minutes
- Add flour, salt, hot water to the mixture. Give it a quick stir
- Add 2 eggs into the mixture and give it a quick stir
- Your dough will be very wet and sticky at this time. Let it rest for 20 minutes and cover with a damp cloth.
- Add 2 tablespoons of oil and start working on your dough until it comes together.
- Knead the dough for about 5 minutes. If you have a dough hook on your stand mixer, you can use that too.
- Divide into 3 portions and add your food colouring / essence. Remember to keep flouring the surface as you go.
- Let the dough proof and cover with a damp towel for 40 minutes
- Roll each portion into an oval / rectangle and add the fillings in the middle. Fold each side and roll the dough up, ensuring that it fits into your bread pan. (Watch my video for reference)
- Let your dough now proof for another 45 minutes
- Bake at 375°F/190°C for 45 minutes
So I’ve a confession to make. I’ve been doing food photography for a long time now, but have never attempted to create a video recipe as the thought of it is extremely daunting. But over the weekend, I thought I’d give it a shot! So this is actually my first attempt at making a food recipe video! I didn’t use my DSLR as I can’t imagine how much memory and battery it would use up! Also, I didn’t have my professional tripod and the right lenses with me at the moment. I’d have to say that even with my phone, it was still really time consuming!
Nevertheless, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out though I know there’s lot of room for improvement! Anyway, I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend! Keep safe, everyone! We’re in this together!