Tangzhong Method Spinach Bread #BreadBakers

This month our host Mireille Roc chose the wonderful theme of Naturally Colorful Breads to get all bread bakers to bake with puree from any fruit or veggie. 
Made this Tangzhong Method Spinach Bread in a Pullman Loaf Pan measuring 23 cm (9") long and height 10 cms ( 4") , which made a perfect sandwich loaf.. The bread was so soft and delicious, more on a sweeter side, you can reduce the sugar quantity if you want. But we loved the this sweet spinach sandwich bread. Made a delicious breakfast sandwiches with it.

Remember when you are using the Pullman pan do not let the bread proof to the full height of the tin. It should be proofed only 3/4th leave space for it to rise while baking. The quantity of flour used to make this bread was perfect for the pan.

270 Grams All Purpose Flour
1 Tablespoons Cornflour
1 Teaspoon Salt
2 Tablespoon Butter
1/3 Cup Warm water
1/2 Cup Spinach Puree
3 Tablespoons Milk Powder
3 Tablespoons Sugar
7 Grams Instant Yeast
For the Tangzhong/ Roux
20 Grams
1 Cup Water

The Tangzhong (Flour-Water Roux)

Whisk together lightly the flour and water in a saucepan until smooth and there are no lumps. Place the saucepan on the stove, and over medium heat, let the roux cook till it starts thickening. Keep stirring/ whisking constantly so that no lumps form and the roux is smooth. The roux will turn pale and thicken, do not thicken it too much since when it cool is will thicken more. Let the roux/ tangzhong cool completely and rest for about 2 to 3 hours at least.
The Bread DoughI made this dough in the food processor. This dough can be made by hand but the dough is a bit sticky and can take some time and effort to knead by hand. Do not add more flour to make it less sticky either!
Mix the flour, cornflour, salt, sugar, milk powder and yeast in the processor bowl and pulse a couple of times to mix. Remove it and keep side.  In the same processor add the tangzhong / roux and spinach pure, run it till smooth , add the flour and water run on slow speed until the dough comes together. Add the butter and process till you have a smooth and elastic dough which is just short of sticky dough.
Take this dough on to oiled work surface, oil your hands too. Sprinkle little four and start to knead the sticky dough using your bench scraper lift the dough and give it about 20 to 30 turns or till it's smooth.
Form the dough into a ball and place it in a floured bowl turning it so it is well coated. Cover with a towel and let the dough rise for about 45 minutes or till almost double in volume. 
Once double in volume, place the dough on your work surface dusted with flour.
Divide the dough into four  equal parts
then roll each into a ball
Flatten each ball  into a rectangular sheet. 
Fold both the opposite edges towards center. 
Now start rolling this sheet as shown in the picture.
Similarly, shape all the dough portions and arrange all these in a greased loaf pan.  Let the shaped dough rest until it doubles in volume.
 Once shaped dough doubles, remove the towel and brush with water and  sprinkle the seeds,
push the lid to close bake it in a preheated oven at 200 °C for 30 minutes then take the lid off and keep it again in the oven for 5 minutes.  This bread took exactly 35 minutes to bake.
A perfect flat top Sandwich Bread
Once baked, take the loaf pan out from the oven and demould the bread. 
Place it on a wired rack and let it cool completely.
This is one of the extremely soft, light and fluffy bread
another beautiful bread baked by this method. 
Have it butter or jam
I made a Wholsome  Brunch Sandwich with Chicken Salami, Salad leaves, butter and Fried Egg  seasoned with dash of Cajun Seasoning.

Labels :Seeds Bread, Eggless, Spinach Bread, Bread Bakers, Breads, Tangzhong Method, Sandwich bread, Pullman Loaf Pan,Naturally Colorful Bread

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Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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  1. I love your bread but I am even more intrigued by that pan, Sneha. I guess I never really thought about how bakers make completely square sandwich bread. A Pullman loaf pan! Thank you for teaching me today.

  2. What a beautiful loaf of bread and that sandwich sounds delicious!

  3. What a beautiful colored loaf. Perfect bread for colorful sandwiches.

  4. Your bread looks beautiful. I noticed that the amount for tang zhong was 20g flours and 1 cup of water(apx. 250g), isn't that too much? Usually tang zhong ratio is 1:5, for 20g of flours, should I need only 100g of water? Please verify, Just want to make sure before I make this. Thanks

    1. I have used one cup water, that's correct (200 Ml Cup).