I am obsessed with Japanese cuisine.  Besides sushi, I love their bread and pastry as well.  I am learning to bake more Japanese goods lately.

Have you ever have a Japanese milk roll? It tastes a little bit similar to a Hawaiian roll.  I love it because it is soft, not too sweet and a perfect side dish or snack for us.

I am actually very surprised how easy it is to make these.  You only need a few ingredients. 

After you try the recipe below, you don’t need to go to the bakery to buy these anymore. It’s super easy.

Japanese Milk Roll Recipe

soft, lightly sweet, perfect roll for your side dish
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 5


  • 2 2/3 cup All-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 7 g active yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 200 g whole milk warmed
  • 30 g unsalted butter melted


  • In the medium cup, combine yeast, sugar, and warmed milk. Stir and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • In the large bowl, add flour, salt, melted butter, and yeast mixture. Knead until smooth dough.
  • Cover with plastic wrap for one hour or until rising double in size.
  • Divide dough evenly to 9 pieces. It's about 65g each.
  • Place in the square pan with parchment paper and make sure to leave some room between each dough.
  • Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let it rest for another 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 355 degrees.
  • Sprinkle some corn starch on top for each rolls and bake for 20 minutes.
Keyword Bread Roll

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