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While taking a trip in Japan I ended up being enamored with Hokkaido milk bread as well as decided to discover to cook a sourdough version of this bread. As opposed to what the name suggests, you do not need to make use of milk from Hokkaido (the second biggest island of Japan), although that milk is felt to be of great quality. Rather you can utilize any kind of cow’s milk offered to you. I tried Melissa’s polished flour sourdough version of this bread not also long earlier, and that got me addicted. The milky-sweet, fine as well as shreddable crumb melts in your mouth and maintains you returning for even more. I didn’t see several whole grain versions of this bread anywhere I looked, so I chose to develop my very own formula.

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Making a great entire grain Hokkaido milk bread presented some difficulties: how to achieve the tall loft of the penalty and the bread, soft shreddable crumb with entire wheat flour, as well as exactly how to lessen the sourness in the final taste since sourness isn’t typical for Hokkaido milk breads.

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For a lot of us that don’t have access to strong entire wheat flours, the addition of a percentage of crucial wheat gluten (VWG) can make up for the fairly low healthy protein of our regional whole wheat flours. The dish will certainly function without the enhancement of VWG however you might not have the oven spring to achieve an extremely high loaf, and also you may intend to lower the milk by 10 grams or so.

This formula also uses a tangzhong, a basic roux (prepared milk and also flour) which permits you to raise the hydration substantially in the dough without the dough becoming far more difficult to deal with. Tangzhong makes the bread a lot more tender as well as permits it to remain fresh much longer too.

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dimensions =”( max-width: 1000px )100vw, 1000px” > Strategic shaping can enhance the height of the rise as well as show the eye-catching swirl in the side of the bread This dough is extremely adaptable. I made use of a little Pullman-style pan that is 9 x 4 x 4 inches but you can shape the dough right into pull-apart buns, hamburger buns, sweet rolls, and even intertwine it. Below is a video clip showing how to make this bread, consisting of the shaping methods that make best use of the loft space of the lobes.< iframe loading=" lazy" title=" 100% Whole Wheat Sourdough Hokkaido Milk Bread" width=" 1220" elevation=" 686" src=" https://www.youtube.com/embed/C-58d3NYNAo?feature=oembed" frameborder=" 0" enable=" accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen > #zrdn- recipe-container background-color: #ffffff; #zrdn- recipe-container border-color: #a 0a0a0; #zrdn- recipe-container, #zrdn- recipe-container h2, #zrdn- recipe-container h3, #zrdn- recipe-container h4 shade: # 000000; #zrdn- recipe-container ol.zrdn-bordered li: in the past, #zrdn- recipe-container ul.zrdn-bordered li: before #zrdn- recipe-container ol.zrdn-solid li: before, #zrdn- recipe-container ul.zrdn-solid li: before background-color: # 000000; #zrdn- recipe-container ul.bullets li: before, #zrdn- recipe-container ol.zrdn-counter li: before, #zrdn- recipe-container ul.zrdn-counter li: prior to color: # 000000; #zrdn -recipe-container. zrdn-tag-item a, #zrdn- recipe-container. zrdn-tag-item #zrdn- recipe-container border-style: strong; #zrdn- recipe-container #zrdn- recipe-container #zrdn- recipe-container border-color: #a 0a0a0; #zrdn- recipe-container. zrdn-tags-label display screen: none;

Whole Wheat Sourdough Hokkaido Milk Bread

Whole Wheat Sourdough Hokkaido Milk Bread

< img src=" https://breadtopia.com/wp-content/plugins/zip-recipes//images/print.png" alt= "Print this dish "longdesc= "Print this recipe" >< div class= "zrdn-recipe-image zrdn-hide-print zrdn-element_recipe_image" >< img size =" 800" elevation=" 600" src=" https://breadtopia.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/IMG_6768edita-Copy-800x600.jpg "class =" attachment-zrdn_recipe_image_main size-zrdn_recipe_image_main" alt= "Whole Wheat Sourdough Hokkaido Milk Bread "loading=" lazy" srcset=" https://breadtopia.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/IMG_6768edita-Copy-800x600.jpg 800w, https://breadtopia.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/IMG_6768edita-Copy-300x225.jpg 300w, https://breadtopia.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/IMG_6768edita-Copy-96x72.jpg 96w, https://breadtopia.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/IMG_6768edita-Copy-42x32.jpg 42w, https://breadtopia.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/IMG_6768edita-Copy-60x45.jpg 60w, https://breadtopia.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/IMG_6768edita-Copy-680x510.jpg 680w, https://breadtopia.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/IMG_6768edita-Copy.jpg 1000w" sizes="( max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" data-copyright data-headline data-description > Hokkaido milk bread is soft and tasty with a remarkable feathery crumb.

Normally made with refined white flour, this dish makes a soft as well as lofty milk bread utilizing

whole grain
wheat flour for more nourishment

as well as taste. 1

hour, 20 mins Total Time 2 hrs, 20 mins Components The levain as well as dough quantity quantities are estimates just. Make use of the statistics weight if possible.

Overnight Stiff Sweet Levain fermented at 76-78 °

  • F 41g whole wheat flour (5 Tbsp).
  • 18g water (1 Tbsp).
  • 14g starter (1 1/2 Tbsp).
  • 14g brown sugar (1 Tbsp).

Tangzhong, prepared the night before and also chilled

  • 142g milk (1/2 cup + 1 1/2 Tbsp).
  • 28g entire wheat flour (little 1/4 cup).

Final Dough

  • 184g milk (3/4 mug) glance whole are great, lower to 174g if not making use of essential wheat gluten.
  • 1 large egg (53g).
  • 24g sugar (2 Tbsp).
  • 5.56 g salt (1 tsp).
  • all Tangzhong.
  • all Stiff Sweet Levain.
  • optional 1.91 g diastatic malt powder (1/2 tsp).
  • optional 7.08 g crucial wheat gluten (optional) (1 1/2 tsp).
  • 331g whole wheat flour (2 1/2 cups).
  • 52g thawed butter (3 1/2 Tbsp).

Pre-bake Wash

  • 1 egg beaten.
  • 1 Tbsp milk (14g).

Post-bake Wash

  • optional 1 Tbsp butter (14g)


Sweet Stiff Levain.

  • Mix the levain components in a jar or straight-walled container with room for a minimum of 300% development.
  • Press the starter down with your knuckles or a spatula to create an uniform surface as well as to press out air.
  • Let the levain climb as well as ripen. At a temperature level of 76-78 ° F, it typically uses up to 10-12 hours for this wonderful rigid levain to peak. For my starter, I see 3-3.5 times enhance in size at optimal. The levain will certainly smell sweet with just a moderate flavor.


  • In a sauce frying pan set to tool heat, mix the milk and flour from the tangzhong ingredient checklist till mixed. Prepare for several mins till it thickens, mixing frequently with a spoon or heat-resistant spatula. Let cool in the frying pan or, for faster outcomes, in a brand-new bowl. The tangzhong needs to reach 65 ° C( 149 ° F) but I do not find I require to determine the temperature level since I can see when it gelatinizes. You can prepare this the evening prior to and cool it. Ensure it’s covered to stop it from drying out.

Final Dough Mixing as well as Bulk Fermentation.

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the milk (consider keeping back 10g of milk if this is the first time you’re making this bread or if you skip the essential wheat gluten), egg, tangzhong, salt, sugar, diastatic malt powder and levain.
  • Blend with a spatula for a few seconds as well as additionally break up the levain right into several smaller sized pieces. Following include the flour and also important wheat gluten. I like to use my spatula to blend until there aren’t any dry areas.
  • Permit the flour to hydrate (fermentolyse) for 20-30 minutes.
  • Mix on reduced speed and after that tool rate up until you see modest gluten advancement, which might take 5-10 mins.
  • Lower the mixer speed to avoid spilling, and after that drizzle in the melted butter a little at a time, or alternatively add area temperature level butter one rub at a time. The dough may split up; hold your horses as well as continue to blend until it integrates prior to adding in even more butter.
  • When all the butter has actually been incorporated, enhance the mixer rate gradually to tool. Mix at tool till the gluten is well established, around 10 mins. If your stand mixer heats up, you can rest the dough periodically during this time. You must have the ability to draw a windowpane but it will not be fairly as slim as a white-flour windowpane as a result of the visibility of bran in the whole wheat flour.
  • This is a good time to add incorporations such as my favored, black sesame seeds. Now they do not disrupt the gluten growth. If you add incorporations, mix until they are incorporated in the dough.
  • On the counter, form the dough into a tight sphere. Place it in a dish, cover and ferment for 2.5 to 3.5 hours at 82 ° F. There may be some surge noticeable at this phase, yet don’t anticipate the dough to inflate a lot or dual in size.
  • At the end of the mass fermentation, you can quickly proceed to shaping or refrigerate the dough for around 1.5 hours to make it much easier to shape. You can also slow down the dough overnight, however, you might locate that this raises the sourness of your bread. The last evidence will take longer if you chill your dough.

Shaping and also Final Proof.

  • Prepare your frying pan by oiling it or lining it with parchment paper.
  • Lightly powder the top of the dough. Scratch the dough out onto a clean work surface and also separate it right into 4 pieces. I such as to evaluate them to have equal sized lobes.
  • Forming the items right into limited rounds as well as enable them to relax for 5 mins.
  • Utilizing a rolling pin, roll out each round right into a square and after that letter fold it. Transform it 90 degrees and also roll once again to concerning 8″ long. Letter layer once again from the long sides so you have a long slim dough. After that using a rolling pin, roll flatter, maintaining the dough fairly narrow. Following roll up each long item of dough right into a tube with some stress.
  • The extra letter fold makes the final rolls shorter as well as fatter so when they are positioned in the frying pan, they do not touch the sides of the frying pan. By doing this the swirled ends can broaden unimpeded throughout final proof as well as continue to be noticeable in the last baked bread. This shaping design is for a look preference and also optional.
  • Prepare the rolls of dough inside your lined pan, rotating the direction of the swirls. This placement allows for higher surge throughout proofing as well as baking.
  • Cover and also allow the dough proof for 6-8 hrs at a cozy temperature level. I proof at 82 ° F. If you cooled your dough for shaping, you will need longer than 6-8 hours. I evidence until the top of the dough concerns within 1 centimeters of the top side of the frying pan.


  • Brush the dough with the egg-milk clean as well as start preheating the oven to 350 ° F. Just prior to baking, brush with the egg-milk laundry once more.
  • Cook the loaf for 50 minutes or till the inner temperature level is at the very least 190 ° F, rotating as needed to get even browning. Shield your loaf if it obtains brownish too early in the baking process.
  • After 50 minutes, lower the stove temperature to 325 ° F and eliminate the bread from the pan. Bake an extra 10 minutes with the loaf straight on the oven rack.
  • When baking is full, you can comb the top of the loaf with butter while the bread is still warm to keep the top crust soft.
  • Allow the bread cool regarding two hrs prior to slicing. Shop it wrapped in plastic or beeswax cover. This bread can last over a week without staling.

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