Herman Soft Bread (single proof)

Using Pandan Juice for this loaf

Plain white loaf

Added 20g of Whole meal flour to the above loaf

Using Bluepea Juice to get this color

Herman Soft Bread (Single proofing method)
Recipe by Xiu Li
Herman 130g
260g bread flour
1 large egg
60ml milk (slowly add, adjust accordingly)
2g salt (6g for salty toast)
30g butter


1. Mix all ingredients (except butter) together (I used a stand mixer) and knead till you get a silky and elastic dough. Incorporate butter and knead till window pane stage.
2. Divide dough into 3 portions, then roll out flat and slightly shorter than the width of the pan. Roll up like a swiss roll, and place into well greased loaf pan. (my pan measurement is 20x10x10cm).
3. Cover with the pan cover if using pullman loaf pan or a damp cloth if using open top loaf, at room temperature for 8-10 hrs or until the dough tripled in size/90% of height of pan.
4. Bake at 170C, for 25-30mins for buns/35-40mins for big loaf, cover bread with foil if it browns too quickly. (If baking in a covered loaf pan, increase temperature to 190C for 35 minutes).



  1. Culiana Rivitri said

    Hi Jeanny,i would to try ypur bread recipes. But could you explain some of the ingridients, what is Herman 130gr? Is th sourdough actives is the same as dry yeast?

    Thank you


  2. Quah said

    Hi Jeannie, when you add 20g wholemeal flour, do you increase milk or decrease the bread flour?


  3. Stephanie Yeoh said

    Jeannie, tried your single proof recipe and dough need 24hours for it to fill the sandwich loaf tin used 1.5 times recipe for 4×4.5×8 inch tin. Is it safe to consume? Is it ok to keep Herman in Malaysian climate room temperature ? Can it be kept in fridge after feeding? When do you take out the Herman culture from the fridge for baking? Do advise, TQVM.


    • jeannietay said

      Hi! it’s safe to eat. I usually feed it and left it grow doubled before using. Leftovers are kept in fridge. Take out to feed and use the next day.


  4. Stephanie Yeoh said

    Noted, TQ for your prompt response! šŸ‘


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