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Making Tangzhong

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The method of making tangzhong was first introduced by Yvonne Chen in her book, and described as: “the secret ingredient which is originated from Japan, to make soft and bouncy bread. It’s actually a kind of flour paste, consists of 1 part of bread flour in 5 parts of water.

How to make tangzhong paste?


  • 50g bread flour
  • 250g water


  1. Combine flour and water in a saucepan (mix well until the aren’t any lumps)
  2. Cook in medium low heat, stir consistently with spatula or wooden spoon or whisk
  3. Wait until the mixture becomes thicker and thicker. Once you see lines appear in the mixture for every stir you make, than it’s done
  4. Transfer into a clean bowl. Cover with a cling wrap sticking onto the surface of tangzhong to prevent from drying up. Let it cool to room temperature before using it
  5. The leftover tangzhong can be stored in freezer up to a few days as long as it doesn’t turn grey. The chilled tangzhong should return to room temperature before adding into other ingredients. I stored my tangzhong paste (in a plastic bag,  seal the bag, put the plastic bag in a plastic container) for 2 weeks in my freezer, and it was still very good. I made bread with my let over tanzhong and the bread turned out great.

Step 1 (top left) – Step 2 (tip right) – Step 3 (bottom left) – Step 4 (bottom right)


Author: cruiseoflife

Hi there. I'm from Indonesia but now live quite far away from my home country. I love cooking for my family. I learned how to cook for the first time from my mom and I believe that mom's cooking is always the best, and I do hope that my son will feel the same too even though he grows up so fast. I love Indonesian food as I grew up with it, and I promise to myself that my son, although he doesn't live in Indonesia right now, will always like and enjoy authentic Indonesian food. I make this blog so that my family will always remember our togetherness and happy time that we had, are having, and will have when we eat together and have good memories about a mother's love through her dishes. Hopefully these recipes will help other people to make healthy home cooked dishes for their families.

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