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Hokkaido Milk Toast

Prep Time:1 Hours
Cook Time:30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

This Japanese style bread is made with a roux that helps keep it moist and soft.


  • 405 grams bread flour
  • 60 grams sugar
  • 6 grams salt
  • 7 grams cream milk powder (dried, powdered milk)
  • 8 grams dried yeast
  • 44 grams whipping cream
  • 41 grams milk
  • 138 grams tangzhong
  • 37 grams unsalted butter, melted, cooled
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten (egg wash)
  • Tangzhong Recipe:
  • 38 grams bread flour
  • 188 milliliters milk


  • 1. For the Tangzhong:
  • 2. In a small sauce pan, combine the 38 grams of bread flour and the 188 milliliters of milk together. Whisk together until smooth and cook over medium heat. Continue to cook and whisking constantly until the roux reaches 150 degrees F. Remove from heat and let cool. Set aside.
  • 3. Add all ingredients (except butter) first the wet ingredients (milk, cream, egg, tangzhong), then followed by the dry ingredients (salt, sugar, milk powder, bread flour, yeast), into the bowl of an electric mixer
  • 4. With the hook attachment, combine ingredients. When all ingredients come together, pour in the melted butter, continue kneading until the dough is smooth and elastic. Then let the dough complete the 1st round of proofing, about 40 minutes, best temperature for proofing is 82 degrees F, humidity 75%, until double in size.
  • 5. Transfer the dough to a clean floured surface. Deflate and divide into 3 equal portions. Cover with cling wrap, let rest for 15 minutes at room temperature.
  • 6. Weigh out 2 ounce portions of the dough. Roll out each portion of the dough into knots and place in muffin tins. Cover and let dough proof 30 minutes or until doubled in size. The best temperature for 2nd round proofing is 100 degrees F, humidity 85%.
  • 7. Brush whisked egg on surface. Bake in a pre-heated 356 degree F EGG for 30 to 35 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from the EGG and transfer onto a wire rack. Let cool completely.

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