Tangzhong (Softer Dough)

Tangzhong (Softer Dough)

Tangzhong is a 1:5 ratio roux-like mixture that enhances bread softness and shelf life. Aiming for 5% of total mixture, this makes sticky dough easier to worker with and is perfect for helping to acheive a 75% hydration level in your dough.

Published: 2023-06-25

Nutrition (Approx per serving)

kcal 150
fat 4g
carbs 25g
protein 5g
sodium 50mg
Makes: 1 batch of tangzhong (enough for 500g flour recipe)
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes


  • 25g all-purpose flour
  • 125ml water or whole milk


Plain and simple.