Hokkaido Toast

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 12

Hokkaido toast is a Japanese-style bread which can often be found in Japanese bakeries. It's soft and fluffy and usually used for toast or sandwiches. This recipe includes heavy whipping cream which is key to creating a very soft and airy texture. 

As is the case with most yeast breads, be sure to plan your time to allow the bread to proof a few times.


  • 540 gm bread flour
  • 60 gm cake flour
  • 10 gm instant yeast
  • 30 gm milk powder optional (see note)
  • 80 gm sugar
  • 9 gm salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 250 gm skim milk
  • 150 gm heavy cream


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the bread flour, cake flour, instant yeast, milk powder (if using), sugar, salt, 1 egg, skim milk, and cream until a dough forms.
  2. Switch to the dough hook attachment and, on medium speed, knead the dough for 18 to 20 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic. The dough is ready if you can stretch it very thin without it breaking. Cover the bowl with a damp towel until the dough has doubled in size, approximately one hour.
  3. Deflate the dough and divide it into four equal-sized parts and form each into a ball. Rest the dough balls for approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Roll a dough ball into an oval shape. Starting at one end, roll the dough into itself, like you are making a swiss roll. Repeat with two other dough balls. You can divide the fourth dough ball to make 2 small individual bread rolls. Place the three rolled doughs into a greased 9x5 loaf pan. Cover the dough with a damp towel until the dough has risen enough to fill 2/3 of the pan.

  5. Preheat oven to 340°F (170°C). In a small bowl, beat one egg and brush it on top of the loaf. Bake the loaf for approximately 40 minutes. Half-way through the bake time check the top of the loaf. If it is golden brown, tent the loaf with tin foil while it finishes baking to prevent the top from burning. Once cooled store the bread in an airtight container for up to two days.


If you can’t find milk powder you can omit it. It makes the bread very fragrant but is not essential and the bread will still be delicious without it.

Recipe lightly adapted from Table for Two or More

Nutrition Facts
Hokkaido Toast
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 326mg14%
Potassium 144mg4%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 295IU6%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 0.6mg3%
Net Carbs 44g88%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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