Bread Baking Babes: Tangzhong WholeWheat Bread (October 2015)

Tangzhong Bread

October 2015

This sandwich bread is allegedly higher rising, fluffier and longer lasting than regular sandwich bread. Hmmph! Not in my kitchen...

Tangzhong Bread (BBB October 2015)

The overnight starter for the bread is called a Tangzhong (water roux). It is made by whisking 5 parts water with one part flour over medium heat until the mixture thickens and is 65C. This is how it looked after sitting on the counter overnight (it looked pretty much the same directly after being made). I was amazed at how easy it was to prepare AND how easy it was to remove from the bowl to add to the rest of the bread dough ingredients.

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Tangzhong (BBB October 2015)

Here is the bread just after being shaped.

Tangzhong Bread (BBB October 2015)

Here is the bread just after being removed from the oven. It slipped right out of the pans.

Tangzhong Bread (BBB October 2015)

We left it to cool overnight

Tangzhong Bread (BBB October 2015)

We were disappointed in how much oven-spring did not occur. "Flat as Pancakes" is the phrase that springs to mind....

Tangzhong Bread (BBB October 2015)

It looked and tasted fine inside though.

Tangzhong Bread (BBB October 2015)

blog from OUR kitchen:
Roux the Day with Tangzhong Bread (BBB October 2015) <<- includes my take on BBB Tangzhong recipe

BBB: Let's Get Baking 1st Year: Challah . Coccodrillo . Croissants and Pains au Chocolat . Five-Grain Bread with Walnuts . Mary's Dark Onion Rye . Royal Crown Tortano . Whole-Wheat Pita
2nd Year: Chinese Steamed Flower Rolls . Italian Knots . Naan
3rd Year: Broa . Brunkans Långa . Cornucopia . Ensaimadas . St. Hildegard's Spelt Bread . Sweet Portuguese Bread . Taralli Pugliesi . Yeasted Sprouted Wheat Bread
BBB: Let's Get Baking 4th Year: Biscotti Picanti . Cuban Bread . Dan's Garlic Bread . Fougasse . Hamburger Buns . Herbed Soda Bread . Kaiser Rolls . Rewena paraoa . Soft Pretzels . Stollen . Streusel Potato Coffee Cake . Stromboli
5th Year: Assyrian Spinach Pies . Easy Little Bread . Fantans . Holiday Apple Kuchen . Julia Child's French Bread . Molasses Fennel Rye . Oatmeal Twists . Pocketbook Rolls . Russian Rose . Swedish Rye
6th Year: Aloo Paratha . Brioche and Gateau a la Creme . carrot bread . Chocolate Prune Rolls . Crackers . Filled Pane Bianco . Modern 'Lardy' Cake . Nut Roll Coffee Cake . Rgaif . Rheinbrot . Whipped Spelt Bread
7th Year: Beaujolais Bread . Brioche Flower . caramelized onion bread . Chapatis . Dhakai Bakharkhani . Kouign Amann . Panmarino . Polenta Bread . Pretzel Croissants . Robert May's French Bread . Water-Proofed Bread (challah) . Wild Rice and Onion Bread
8th Year: caramelized onion rye . Anadama Bread . Chrysanthemum Bread . Conchas (Mexican pan dulce) . Cozonac (Romanian Festive Braid) . Flaxseed Soaker Bread with Prunes . Granary-style Bread . Khachapuri . Muesli Rolls . L'Otto di Merano . Power Bread . Tangzhong Bread
9th Year: Asiago Bagels . Auberge Walnut Bread . Beet Bread . Beignets . Bialys . Bran Bread . Coconut Rolls . Fouace Nantaise . Jachnun . NOT Cinnamon Rolls . Porridge Bread . Spring Focaccia
10th Year: Champagne Baba . Cinnamon Raisin Struan Bread . English Muffins . Kaak . Kare Pan . Pumpkin Cornmeal Rolls . Royal Crown Tortano - Revisited . Shubbak el-Habayeb . Swiss Rye Ring . Tartine Polenta Bread . Tootmanik . Velvety Bean Bread
BBB: Let's Get Baking 11th Year: Lariano-style Bread . Nazook . Red Pepper Coques . Pain au Levain

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