Recipe I used:
I used strong bread flour and semi skimmed milk. The recipe from this lady: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99vcNlVucV0
Original recipe makes 2 small loaves in a loaf tin
375g Bread flour
1/2 tsp salt
125 ml milk
43g melted butter
560g bread flour makes 3 small loaves – this is max amount for my bread machine
3/4 tsp salt
187 ml milk
1 large egg or 2 medium
65ml melted butter
If kneading by hand:
The kneading method I followed was this fork, slap and fold method.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXV8mayG3W0. it took about 10mins for the dough to reach the the window pane stage.
Tang Zhong Tip
Sieve the flour, whisk the flour and water until smooth before heating it.
My TZ ingredients, I use bread flour:
For 375g flour you will need 40g of flour and 160ml water to make 145g TZ
For 560g flour you will need 60g of flour and 240ml water to make 217g TZ
For 750g flour you will need 80g of flour and 320ml water to make 290g TZ
The first time I tried this I failed miserably as I did not know how to knead the bread by hand. I really wanted to master the bread without having to purchase a bread machine or a kitchenaid. After some research I found some video’s showing how to knead sticky bread so I tried the bread again using the recipe from below video. I was amazed, after 10 minutes of kneading the dough was ready. I was so happy with the end results, my boys and hubby munched up all the bread before it had time to cool.
I now own a bread machine which makes life alot easier. I have filled the bread with nutella and coconut with sugar. I have also used this bread to make Hong Kong sausage rolls, gai mai bao and fresh cream, jam and coconut fingers.