炼乳排包 (中种)/ Pai Bao/ Condensed Milk Soft Roll (sponge dough)

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A pillowy soft bread with the aroma of condensed milk. It takes a bit longer and also is rather wet and sticky to handle, but totally worth the effort because it will be soft for days. See the beautiful soft strands within.

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Recipe (7 rolls in a 7″ or 8″ square tin)

Sponge dough

  • 180g bread flour
  • 120g water
  • 3/4 tsp yeast

Main dough

  • 85g bread flour
  • 1/2 egg (25g)
  • 40g condensed milk
  • 15g sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 25g butter
  • 10g water (optional, if dough is dry)

Method

1. Mix sponge dough roughly together with a fork, till no dry bits. Cover with cling wrap. Proof at room temperature for 3-4 hours OR proof at room temperature for 1 hour followed by in the fridge for 12 hours. Proof till dough is all bubbly, with many gluten strands underneath.

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2. Tear sponge dough into small pieces. Add in main dough ingredients except butter. Knead with stand mixer till a rough dough forms, then add in butter and knead till smooth and elastic. Proof for 20-30 min.

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3. Divide into 7 portions (66g), roll into round doughs and rest covered for 20 min.

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4. Roll out with rolling pin into an oval. Swissroll length side down and pinch to close. Place seam side down in a lined baking tray.

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5. Proof for 50 min. Egg wash and decorate by piping with custard if prefer.

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6. Bake at 170 deg for 20-25 min. Remove from tray and cool on wire rack completely till cool before eating.

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Cy NG says:

    hi, if I double the recipe, what size mould would you receommend?

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    1. oladybakes says:

      I think you should just use a baking tray then.

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  2. Lily says:

    Hi..
    I love all your bakes. For all your Bread bake do you turn on the fan mode while baking?
    How about for cake?
    Thanks..🤗

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    1. oladybakes says:

      Usually it’s no fan for the first 5-10 min, then fan mode for the remaining time for breads. Cakes usually without fan mode.

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  3. Kailin says:

    Hi, if I’m using bread maker can I just add in all the ingredients??

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    1. oladybakes says:

      You should still make the sponge dough first, which can be done by hand easily. Then add everything in.

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  4. Serena says:

    Hi, after taking out the sponge dough from the fridge the next day, can I use it immediately or do I need to wait till it returns to room temp? Thanks.

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    1. oladybakes says:

      Can use immediately.

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  5. Grace Khoo says:

    Hello, would like to check with you, about how long do you mix before adding in the butter?

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  6. Grace Khoo says:

    Hello, would like to check with you about how long do you mix the dough for before adding the butter?

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    1. oladybakes says:

      Usually about 10-15 min.

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  7. Cs says:

    Hi, for step 2, after added in butter, need to knead till window pane?
    And if want to add in filing, under which step should do it?
    Thank you.

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    1. oladybakes says:

      Not a must to be window pane, smooth and elastic, also refer to photo shown. Can add at step 4.

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