Pan de Mie is a soft loaf of white bread with great texture despite the simple ingredients involved. I added 50g of natural yeast (100% hydration) to enhance the taste as well as the texture of this French origin bread :)
Yield: one 20x10x15cm bread
Raw dough weight: 586 g
Bread Weight: 546 g
20x10x10cm Pullman tin
Baking temperature & Time:
170 degree Celsius for 50 minutes at lower rack
160~170g cold water 冰水*
25g fine sugar 细砂糖
1/2 tsp salt 盐 ~4g
10g rice bran/veggie oil 米糠油/植物油
20g cold unsalted butter 冷无盐奶油
290g bread flour 高筋面粉
12g milk powder 奶粉
50g natural yeast 天然酵母 100% hydration
3/4 tsp instant dry yeast 即发干酵母
Some beaten egg or milk as glaze
* If using Prima brand flour, add 170g
If using Origin brand flour,add 160g
From my experience, Prima flour produces better elastic and smoother dough for this recipe.
Click the link for the method of cultivating natural yeast:
1. Pour ingredient A into the bread pan.
2. Add ingredient B above ingredient A.
3. Dig a hole in the centre of the flour, and pour ingredient C in.
5. Select "kneading" function and press start. The process will take about 1:30 hour to complete.
6. After the program ends, let the dough sits in the bread pan for an extra 15 minutes, or till the dough rises to almost the pan height.
As cold ingredients have been used in this recipe, they slowdown the proofing process. Therefore, it needs the extra time for the dough to rise taller.
After 15 minutes,
7. While waiting for the dough to proof, apply a thin coat of butter on the Pullman tin interior walls.
8. Invert the dough out of the bread pan and onto a floured work top.
Wear a pair of disposable gloves to handle the slightly sticky dough.
9. Flatten the dough to release the trapped air. Divide the dough into 3 equal portions, about 195 g each.
10. Shape the dough into 3 balls by pulling down the sides, and seal at the bottom.
Cover and let them rest for about 15 min.
11. Flatten the dough and roll out into a flat oval dough.
12. Roll up the dough from the shorter side, cover with a lid, and let it rest for 10 minutes.
13. After the rest, roll out the dough into a flat dough again. The shorter length of the dough should correspond to the shorter width of the Pullman tin.
14. Flip the dough over so the smoother side will be facing out after rolling up. Roll up the dough from the shorter end.
Place the dough into a greased non-stick Pullman tin. The open end of the dough should be facing down.
16. After the second proofing and the dough has reached close to the rim of the Pullman tin, remove the dough out of the oven. Preheat the oven to 170 degree Celsius. And brush a coat of beaten egg or fresh milk over the dough.
17. Bake the dough at the lower rack of the oven at 170 degree Celsius for about 50 minutes. If your Pullman tin has a thinner wall, you can bake for about 40 minutes at the same temperature.
If the top of the dough brown too fast, around 30 minutes, you can cover the dough with an aluminum foil.
18. Remove the bread from the Pullman tin immediately after leaving the oven. Let the loaf cool down on a wire rack before slicing it.