Shokupan (Japanese Milk Bread)
January 28, 2021
Shokupan is a sweet, fluffy, and moist Japanese milk bread that is very easy to make, thanks to the Yudane method. A little do ahead is required to make the Yudane, but essentially it’s adding boiling water to flour and letting that rest ideally overnight. What the boiling water does is it gelatinizes the starch and converts it into sugar, thereby allowing the main dough to take in more hydration and causes it to become sweeter. The result is a soft sandwich bread that can sit on your counter for a few days without it getting dry.
The Anova Precision Oven is a very reliable tool when it comes to baking bread. Not only does it bake, but you can proof dough in the Oven with complete control over temperature and humidity. This recipe is made with a 1 pound loaf pan, which yields about 8 thick slices of bread. Feel free to double the recipe if you want to bake a full 2 pound loaf.