Saturday, March 16, 2013

Wheat Bread (Tangzhong Method)


All purpose flour
⅓ cup
1 cup
Wheat Bread
110 gms
Whisked egg
1 or 45gms
40 gms
5 gms
Bread flour
200 gms
Whole Wheat flour
150 gms
Instant yeast
6 gms
40 gms




  1. Mix flour and water without any lumps, cook in medium flame string continuously until the mixture turns thick. Once it’s thick you can see lines for each and every stir. In this stage switch off and transfer to another bowl and stir couple times wrap it (to avoid drying). Allow it to cool use when it’s in room temperature.
  2. Sieve flour, and whisk all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Beat egg in a small bowl, add milk and tangzhong and mix until it blends well.
  4. Add this to flour and mix well until the gluten is released. Then add butter and knead until you get soft and sticky dough.
  5. To check the consistency take a small amount of dough and pull using both hands it will stretch like a transparent paper break that using your finger it should tire out with clean edges (it’s called as window pan test) it means kneading is done.
  6. Grease a bowl and place this dough, cover it with a cling wrap and allow it to proof until its double in size (40 minutes) to check using your index finger punch the dough in center, your finger should release without sticking and the impression should stay.
  7. Divide the dough to for equal portions and make smooth ball, cover and allow it to rest for 15 minutes.
  8. After resting, roll out one portion of the dough to a ¼ thick oval shape. Take one end of the dough and fold to meet the middle of the oval. Take the other end and fold to meet on top.
  9. Turn the dough over with the folds facing down and flatten with rolling pin. Repeat this for other three portions and transfer to greased loaf pan. Cling wrap and allow for second proofing about 40 minutes or until it raises to ¾ of the pan.
  10. Brush with milk and Bake in 350ºF preheated oven for about 30 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack and slice it after completely cooled down.


In this same way you can prepare white bread for ingredients check here.


Priya R said...

Beautiful bread you have made it with a healthy option.

Sharanya palanisshami (sara's TASTY BUDS) said...

like the texture of the bread........

Babitha costa said...

Lovely dear,becoming expert in it ,i think

Amrita Vishal said...

Love the healthy version to this super soft bread!!

Shailaja Reddy said...

Beautiful and healthy bread.

Suja Manoj said...

Manju,this is soft and delicious bread,looks so yummy and perfectly baked.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Manju bread looks great with a lovely texture..

Chitz said...

Perfect looking bread..

Tina (PinayInTexas) said...

Nicely looks like store-bought bread!

Pallavi Purani said...

Lovely looking bread