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5 from 3 votes
Milk Bread
Prep Time
4 hrs
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
4 hrs 20 mins
Soft and fluffy milk bread shaped as a flower wreath
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: bread, milk
Calories: 120 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 300 g bread flour , 2 and 1/3 cup, without shifting the flour
  • 50 g sugar
  • 2 g salt
  • 1 smaller egg
  • 160 g milk , 3.5% fat
  • 1.5 tsp. yeast
  • 30 g unsalted butter , at room temperature
Egg wash
  • 1 egg well beaten + 1 tbsp. water
  1. In a stand mixer, add all the ingredients of the dough except butter, knead on low speed for 5-7 minutes. And then add butter in; continue kneading for another 5 minutes until you get a smooth, elastic and soft dough.
  2. Transfer the dough out to a slightly floured board after 5 minutes and smash it against the operating board, grab it up and smash again. Repeat this process for 2-3 minutes and shape into a round ball. This can help to strong the gluten.
  3. Place in a large bowl and cover with a plastic wrapper and set aside for the first rise until it is doubled in size.
  4. Transfer the dough out and divide it into two halves. Press each halves to remove the inner bubbles and then shape into a round ball. Then divide one half of the dough into 8 portions and place them one by one in a cake mould. You can make the other half the same or maker larger stuffed buns like me.
  5. Place the moulds in the oven along with a large bowl of warm water. Set aside for the proofing.
  6. When the buns are almost doubled in size, pre-heat the oven to 170 degree C (340 degree F) and brush egg wash and garnish toasted sesame seeds. Top with buns with sliver paper when the buns are well colored (optional). Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove out and cool down.
Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts is based on each single bread.

Nutrition Facts
Milk Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 66mg3%
Potassium 46mg1%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.