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Asian Sweet Bread

This simple Asian Sweet Bread recipe is light and fluffy and perfect to pair with your favorite cup of soup or salad. 
Course Bread
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 180kcal
Author A Mom's Impression


  • cups bread or all purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • tangzhong recipe
  • For the tangzhong:
  • cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of water


  • Make the tangzhong by mixing the water and flour together in a small saucepan. After completely dissolving the flour, cook on medium heat until mixture thickens enough to see a line when putting a knife through it. Remove from heat.
  • Combine the flour, salt, sugar and instant yeast in a bowl.
  • Add wet ingredients and kneed for about 30 minutes. I used my Kitchen Aid dough hook and ended up doing it by hand after about 20 minutes. I added some flour as I went to make sure the dough wasn't too sticky.
  • Place dough in greased bowl, cover and let rise for about 40 minutes.
  • Separate the dough into 4 balls, cover and let rise for another 20 minutes.
  • Create shapes and place them into greased pans. I made a loaf and about 18 rolls from one recipe. Let dough rest in pans and rise for 50 minutes or until dough has doubled in size.
  • Brush a beaten egg over the top of the bread and bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.