Pappa Mexican Bread

This is a big bread. Make one loaf  967g. Best to divide into two loaves. I make this bread using the same recipe as making Pappa Mexican Bun but with slight modification using less sugar and less butter. It turns out perfect though it needs a lot of patient making this bread. The proving period take a long time about 4 hours but maybe my yeast is nearing expire.

Predough (Tangzhong)
100 ml  water
50 g Bread flour
1. Mix flour in water well without any lumps. Heat the mixture over very low heat till it thickens .(about 2-3 mins). continually stirring, until  the mixture become gluey and starchy.  Remove from heat.
2. Transfer into a clean bowl. Let cool. Cover with a cling wrap to prevent from drying up.  Chill in fridge for at least two hours or overnight. Then the batter is ready to be used.

Sponge (starter)
300 g Bread flour
2 tsp Instant yeast
1 tbsp caster sugar
180 ml Warm water

1.Mix yeast together bread flour
2. Dissolve the sugar in water 
3..Knead for  around 10-15 minutes or until smooth.
4.Cover with damp towel and rest in a warm environment for 2 hours or till double in size

Main Dough
10g caster sugar (one tablespoon)
1 tsp salt
10g Butter (one tablespoon)
1 recipe of predough / tangzong
1 egg
30ml very cold water ( 2 tablespoon)
200 g Bread flour
15 g Honey
15 g Milk Powder  (one tablespoon)


1. Punch down the starter sponge dough after it double in size.
2. Combine predough mixture to the sponge dough  and then  add remaining main dough ingredients.
3. Add caster sugar, salt, milk powder,
4. Add egg, honey, cold water,  mix well.
5. Add bread flour, mix well  and  knead for a short while
6. Add butter and knead again until  very smooth (around 15-20minutes Adding a little bit more flour if necessary )
7. Divide into three equal portions, knead and fold each portion several times
8.  Place inside a  baking tin and set aside to prove again for another 2 hours or till double in size.
9.  Bake for around 45 min until golden brown in 180 C preheated oven.

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