I have adapted the recipe to bake a small loaf ( SEE BELOW FOR LARGE LOAF) in the Bread Machine. The texture is not quite as soft as baked in the oven but certainly a nice loaf. (. The second Loaf I baked on a different setting was just as soft as that baked in the oven. See notes a bottom of recipe) Would be very handy to prepare for visitors as just set and forget. Also releases oven for other baking.
Into a small bowl weigh 70 g bread flour.
Add 55 g of boiling water and stir with a fork to form a ball.
Cover with plastic and stand at room temperature, over night, or for between 6 and 24 hours.
Next day in this order
Add Yudane to bread machine
Add 200mls warm milk, about 30 degrees C
4g dried yeast
300g bread flour
1 teaspoon bread improver
3 g salt
15 g butter
Set machine for small white loaf, regular baking time. Dark crust.
It is best to weigh the small amounts of ingredients on digital scales.
The above sliced loaf was cut while warm.
Best on fast white program, and top brown option.
MEDIUM TO LARGE LOAF
Yudane. , mixed day prior to making loaf
62 g boiling water.
Mixed with fork to form a ball. Cover with plastic and stand at room temperature over night.
PLACE IN BREAD MACHINE BUCKET, IN THIS ORDER
187 g Yudane
300 mls warm milk
6 g yeast
450 g bread flour
1 1/2 teaspoons improver
22 g butter
Set machine for medium size loaf, dark crust, rapid bake.