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Fluffy condensed milk bread

Super soft and fluffy condensed milk bread/milk dinner rolls recipe. With these amazing tips and tricks, you'll bake like a pro in no time.
4.48 from 17 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Proofing time 4 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 10 mins
Course N/A
Cuisine Asian
Servings 1 loaf

Ingredients
  

Bread dough

  • 3.5 c cake flour see notes for AP flour substitution
  • 1 tbsp instant yeast
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 c whole milk room temperature
  • ½ c condensed milk
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2 oz unsalted butter softened, at room temperature, cut into pieces

Egg wash

  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tbsp whole milk

Condensed milk glaze

  • 3 tbsp condensed milk
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter softened, at room temperature

Instructions
 

Mixing & kneading by mixer

  • Combine all dry ingredients (flour, yeast, salt) in a mixing bowl of a stand mixer fitted with dough hook.
  • On slow speed, add wet ingredients (milk, condensed milk, egg) in dry ingredients and mix until cohesive dough starts to form. Approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute. Use rubber spatula to scrape any flour still sticks on the sides of the bowl if necessary.
  • Increase the speed to medium, then add softened butter one piece at a time. Make sure each piece is fully incorporated before adding the next. Then continue to mix the dough until it is smooth, elastic and pulls completely from the sides of the bowl.

Extra kneading by hands

  • Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface (about 1tbsp is enough). Start kneading the dough by hand to form a rough ball by gentle picking the edge of the dough that’s farthest away from you toward the middle. Then gently pressing the dough down and away from you with the heel of your hand.
  • Turn the dough 90 degree and repeat the picking and pressing process to fold the dough. Repeat these steps a few times until the dough forms a completely smooth, round ball. Approximately 1 to 2 minutes. You can lightly sprinkle the dough with flour as needed along the way if the dough becomes a little bit sticky.

First proof

  • Put the smooth, round ball of dough (seam side down) in a lightly greased large mixing bowl. Cover tightly and let the dough rise double in size, approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. This proofing time is a standard used for most of bread/dinner rolls recipe.

Shaping

  • Punch the dough to deflate then transfer it to a lightly floured surface.
  • Firmly pressing the dough into a square or rectangle with your hands and with the help of rolling pin. Just make sure the length of the dough is fit within the length of your chosen baking pan.
  • Start to picking the edge that is closed to you and carefully rolling the dough away from you to a cylinder. Remember to tuck the sides as you go. Then pinch the seam close tightly at the end.
  • Use serrated knife or your sharpest knife cut cylinder into pieces with equal thickness.

Second proof

  • Arrange the dough neatly, seam side dough in a lightly greased baking pan. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let the dough rise almost double in size again, approximately 1 to 1.5 hours.

Baking

  • Pre heat oven to 350F.
  • Lightly brush the top of the already proofed dough with egg wash mixture.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Remember to turn the baking pan halfway through the process.
  • When the bread is done, lightly brush it with condensed milk glaze when the bread is just freshly out of the oven.
  • Finally, let the bread cool down to room temperature completely before serving.

Notes

  • If you need to use AP flour instead of cake flour, use 2 tablespoons less AP flour per cup of cake flour, and add 2 tablespoons of corn starch per cup.
  • This milk bread or any other enriched bread/dinner rolls can be wrapped in plastic wrap and store in a cool, dry place at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • Left-over, unused milk bread is a perfect fit for this bread pudding. Use this amazing raisin bread pudding if you want to transform it once again into a wonderful dessert.