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Matcha Green Tea Milk Bread (Bread Machine) 抹茶牛奶面包(面包机)

by Angie Liew
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Matcha Green Tea Milk Bread is a flavourful bread to serve for breakfast and you can easily make using your bread machine. This milk bread is soft, light and fluffy with a touch of earthy green tea flavour.

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Made with bread flour and green tea powder, this Matcha Green Tea Milk Bread is rich, moist and refreshing in taste. The addition of matcha adds a nice, subtle flavour to the bread. This homemade bread loaf is great for sandwiches, matcha french toast or snacking as is. Just give it a light toast and spread some butter on it and you will be amazed how delicious it is.

Matcha Milk Bread (Bread Machine)

What is Matcha Green Tea Milk Bread?

This Matcha Green Tea Milk Bread Loaf is an amazingly soft and fluffy bread, made using matcha green tea powder to flavour the dough. The green tea flavoured dough is kneaded, proofed and baked into a beautiful loaf in the bread machine. Just like our Basic White Bread Loaf, this matcha bread loaf is just so easy to make!

Matcha Milk Bread (Bread Machine)

What is Matcha?

Matcha is a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves that is specially grown in Japan and traditionally consumed in East Asia. The green tea plants used for matcha are shade-grown for three to four weeks before harvest. Matcha green tea is certainly a popular ingredient used in desserts, baked goods and drinks. 

Matcha Milk Bread (Bread Machine)

What is A Good Quality Matcha?

There are so many variants of green tea powder sold in the stores. So, these are some of the things to check:

  • Look for the country or region of origin. It is generally accepted that higher quality matcha comes from Japan.
  • It has a beautiful and vivid vibrant green colour. The greener the better.
  • Good matcha has a smooth, sweet and nice green tea taste. It has a less bitter taste.
  • The feel and texture of the powder itself can reveal a true quality matcha. A high quality grade matcha is very fine and silky in texture.

Matcha Milk Bread (Bread Machine)

How to Make Matcha Green Tea Milk Bread?

Ingredients Needed For This Recipe

  • Warm milk
  • Egg (slightly beaten)
  • Butter (softened)
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Bread flour
  • Matcha powder
  • Yeast
  • Walnuts (toasted)

Baking Steps Summary

  1. Toast and then coarsely chop the walnuts.
  2. In bread pan, add in milk followed by egg, salt, sugar, bread flour, matcha powder and yeast.
  3. Place bread pan into bread machine. Set menu to SWEET LOAF setting and medium crust. When the machine beeps, add in chopped walnuts.
  4. Let the dough knead, rise and bake in bread machine.
  5. When baked, remove bread from pan and cool on wire rack. Let cool completely before slicing and Enjoy!

Matcha Milk Bread (Bread Machine)

How to Store Homemade Matcha Milk Bread?

This Matcha Green Tea Milk Bread is best enjoyed fresh, but can be kept in an air-tight container for up to 3 days at room temperature. Otherwise, put into ziplock bag to freeze. For best results, use frozen bread within 2 months.

Matcha Milk Bread (Bread Machine)

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Some FAQ About This Recipe

How to tell if the bread is fully proofed?

As we are using the bread machine, the bread will be fully proofed on its own in the bread maker. Just make sure you do not open the lid when the bread dough is proofing and baking to ensure optimum temperature in the bread machine.

Can I slice the bread immediately after baking?

No, let the bread loaf cool completely before slicing. Cooling the loaf sets its structure and make slicing the bread easier.

How to retain that vibrant green colour in green tea baked goods?

Use a good quality matcha green tea powder. The crusts of the loaf will turn brown, but the interior will stay green.

Any tips and advice on making soft fluffy homemade bread?

Yes, the most important thing when making homemade bread is to use a precision scale to measure the ingredients. Using a scale instead of cups will prevent overpacking of flour and ingredients, which may lead to a denser bread texture than desired. For more tips on making the softest and fluffiest homemade bread using bread maker, refer to our Basic White Bread recipe here.

Matcha Milk Bread (Bread Machine)

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Matcha Green Tea Milk Bread (Bread Machine)

Recipe by Huang Kitchen, Angie Liew
Matcha Green Tea Milk Bread is a flavourful bread to serve for breakfast and you can easily make using your bread machine. This homemade milk bread is soft, light and fluffy with earthy green tea flavour and amazing texture from chopped walnuts. Great for sandwiches, making matcha french toast or snacking just as is.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 20 mins

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Servings: 12 slices

Ingredients
 

Ingredients:

  • 240 ml warm milk, 1 cup
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 45 grams butter, softened
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 70 grams sugar
  • 360 grams bread flour, unbleached
  • 20 grams matcha powder, 2 tbsp
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped

    Instructions
     

    Preparing Ingredients:

    • Prepare ingredients for matcha bread.
      Have ready all ingredients needed.
    • Chop toasted walnuts
      Toast walnuts in a skillet over medium heat for 2 to 5 minutes. Then remove, coarsely chop and set aside.

    Baking Matcha Milk Bread:

    • Add all ingredients into pan except chopped walnuts.
      In a bread pan, first add in milk followed by slightly beaten egg, butter, salt, sugar and bread flour. Then add in matcha powder and lastly yeast.
    • Lock the bread pan into position in the bread machine and close the lid. Set menu to SWEET LOAF setting and medium crust. At 8 minute before the end of second knead, the bread machine will beep. At this time add in the chopped walnuts.
    • Bread first rise.
      Then the bread dough will undergo 1st rise, punch down and 2nd rise.
    • Bread second proof.
      After the 3rd rise, the bread dough will start to bake. And we are done!
    • Leave bread to cool before cutting.
      Remove bread from pan onto a cooling rack. Sprinkle with sifted icing sugar and allow to cool completely before slicing into pieces.
    • Enjoy toasted with some butter.
      This delicious bread can be enjoyed lightly toasted with butter. So Enjoy!

Enjoy!

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Notes

  • Try to use bread flour instead of all-purpose flour to bake bread if possible. Bread flour has more protein than all-purpose flour, which produces more gluten. The higher amount of gluten in bread flour leads to a more elastic dough.
  • When baking homemade bread, it’s best to use a precision scale to weigh the ingredients. This will prevent overpacking of flour, resulting in a denser bread than desired. 
  • Use a good quality matcha powder to enhance the overall fragrance of the matcha milk loaf.
  • Allow the baked bread to cool completely before slicing. 
  • Do not open the bread machine lid when the bread dough is in the cycle of proofing and baking. 

NUTRITION

Calories: 251kcal · Carbohydrates: 31g · Protein: 8g · Fat: 11g · Saturated Fat: 2g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g · Monounsaturated Fat: 3g · Trans Fat: 1g · Cholesterol: 16mg · Sodium: 245mg · Potassium: 125mg · Fiber: 2g · Sugar: 7g · Vitamin A: 272IU · Vitamin C: 1mg · Calcium: 41mg · Iron: 1mg
Course: Baking, Bread
Cuisine: Asian, Baking
Diet: Halal
Keyword: japanese, matcha

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