Japanese Condensed Milk Bread
).Thanks to the power of reddit, we discovered a Japanese Condensed Milk Bread recipe. Being the baker in the relationship, I took a look at the ingredients and it looked fairly simple so I decided to give it a go since I already have everything (minus the almonds which I can do without). The overall process was quite simple though as with all bread recipes, it’s time consuming. However, the time it took for the dough to proof allowed me to make other things like my fudgey, cakey brownies 🙂 More on that later.
This bread was soft and had a nice sweetness to it from the condensed milk.
Best of all, the presentation looked great! The original recipe asked for this to be baked in an angel cake pan but seeing as I didn’t have one, I improvised with a loaf pan instead (8.5in x 4.5in x 2.5in).
Want to know how it’s made? Here’s how:
Prepare your bread dough. Knead it into a smooth ball and allow it to rise for 30 mins or until it doubles in size.
While the dough is proofing, prepare your condensed milk filling. This is just a simple combination of softened butter and condensed milk. Mix together until it forms a paste.
Take your risen dough and roll it out into a rectangular sheet. Spread the condensed milk paste evenly over the dough until it is entirely covered.
Once covered, cut your down into 4 even strips.
Then, stack your strips on top of each other, and cut them into 8 even pieces.
Now comes the fun part, arranging them in your baking pan 🙂 Make sure you grease the pan first.
I arranged mine like this but you can get creative with your arrangement.
Allow this to go through a second rise for about 45 minutes or until doubled in size. Then, bake it in a 300F oven for around 35 minutes or until golden brown. Quickly dust with icing sugar to finish it off 🙂
And that’s it! Enjoy this while it is fresh as it’s best consumed the day of. If you’re not going to be able to finish this, I recommend you wrap it tightly in plastic cling wrap or in a air-tight container. If you enjoyed this bread recipe, be sure to check out our other bread recipes on this site including our infamous Banana Chocolate Chip Bread.
NOTE: A lot of you have asked why these ingredients are not provided in measuring cups. If you read our post about the 10 Must Have Baking Supplies, you’ll understand the importance of precision when it comes to measuring ingredients for baking. If you’re going to really get into baking, we highly recommend you invest in a digital food scale – they’re fairly inexpensive and you can easily find one for less than $20.