Kubota Sake Sandwich Bread

Kubota Sake Sandwich Bread

When my hubby isn't looking, I use his sake in cooking. I made delicious fluffy and soft bread with sake.

Ingredients: 1.5 loaves, small

■ Plain cooked rice
60 g
■ Water
80 g
Strong (bread) flour
300 g
24 g
5 g
Sake (Kubota)
40 g
Water (in summer, use a small amount of iced water)
65 to 80 g
Instant dry yeast
4 g
18 g


1. Put the ■ ingredients in a heat-resistant bowl, wrap in plastic wrap, then microwave for 1 minute or more until boiling, wrap the bowl in a towel, and allow the residual heat to soften the rice.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients to a bread machine, add the rice from Step 1, then add the butter. After 5 minutes, turn on the bread maker and wait until the first proving is complete.
3. Punch down the dough, let sit for 15 minutes, fold the dough (by bringing the dough together from the outside to the inside, as if folding it) or roll into balls, then place inside a lightly oiled bread mold and allow it to rise for a second proving.
4. Preheat oven to 190°C, bake for 30 minutes, then it's done!
5. The sliced surface inside should be moist, chewy, and fluffy. Try this with your favorite sake.

Story Behind this Recipe

Since I'm such a lightweight, I can't drink Kubota sake, but since I want to indulge in it, too, I made this bread.
I tried some fancy bread that used a 20-year-old sake lees called "kinsei" and loved it, and it got me interested in sake and sake lees.