The dough can be made in the food processor or hand. Please note that the dough tends to be a bit sticky and will need time and effort. Do not be tempted to add dry flour. Believe you me adding the dry flour is so very tempting when you knead by hand.
In a small bowl mix the milk, cream, roux/ tangzhong till smooth.
Put the flour salt, powdered milk, sugar and yeast together and mix well. (If using the food processor pulse the ingredients.)
Add to flour mixture the roux/ tangzhong and mix well. (in the processor run on slow speed until the dough comes together).
Knead well till the dough comes together then add the butter and continue kneading, you will get a smooth elastic dough that is sticky. (in the processor process till you have a smooth and elastic dough).
Transfer to the platform and start kneading the dough (even if you use the food processor) push the dough away with the heel of your wrist. Initially, the dough will be sticky but it will start becoming smooth as you knead.
In case your dough is firm add a teaspoon or 2 of milk. The dough should be soft.
Knead way till you get a windowpane. What happens for a windopane test is that you should be able to stretch the dough without it breaking immediately. When it breaks at the point of breaking it should break in a circle. Next time I will upload a video.
Now form a smooth ball of the dough and place it in a well-oiled bowl. Turn the dough over so that you the oil coats it. With a small piece of the dough mark twice the height of the dough on the bowl. Cover with a clean towel, plastic cling film and set aside in a warm place for 45 minutes or till the dough rises to the height of your dough marker.
Place the dough on your work surface. Gently press the dough and Degas it.
To make the bread you do not need any dry flour.
Now with the dough, you have to decide what you want to make. You can make 1 loaf size 9” by 5”, 2 small loads 6” by 4” or 12 small rolls. You can also braid the loaves and make them like a bun that our granny used to make from her hair. (for the want of a better analogy) these rolls my daughter has made. You can also shape them like animals snails, turtles, crocodiles, hedgehogs, a wheat sheaf.
Depending on what you plan to do divide your dough. If you are making 1 loaf, divide your dough in 3 equal pieces. If you are making two smaller loaves, divide your dough into 6 equal pieces.