Japanese Sweet Bread is soft and fluffy and easy for beginners who want to bake!
While condensed milk is a main ingredient in this recipe, it provides the bread with a slightly sweet flavor without making it overly sweet. You're going to love this easy, super fluffy bread recipe!
The condensed milk dough can even be used to make cinnamon rolls, milk bread rolls, dinner rolls or in place of your regular white bread with breakfast!
The dough for this bread is enriched, meaning it has eggs, milk and butter in it. These ingredients add richness and flavor to this take on Japanese milk bread, also known as hokkaido milk bread.
For the dough
1 cup whole milk
1 tbsp instant yeast
½ cup sweetened condensed milk
1 large egg
– 3 ¼ cups bread flour
– ½ tsp fine sea salt
– ¼ cup unsalted butter
For the egg wash
– 1 large egg
– 1 tbsp whole milk
To know when your dough has been kneaded enough, check to make sure the dough is no longer sticking to the sides of the mixing bowl.
Proofing time may vary depending on the temperature of your ingredients and the temperature of your kitchen. The best way to know if your bread has fully proofed is to look at it. It should be doubled in size.
Why did my bread not rise?
Often this is due to the yeast. Check to make sure your yeast is fresh and not past its expiration date. Also milk cannot be heated no higher than 110ºF or will result in dense, unrisen bread.