Tempura Flour

Made from wheat flour, baking powder, powdered egg and other ingredients, tempura flour is made into a batter to produce the wonderfully crispy Japanese fritters known as tempura. Since it is difficult to make perfect tempura, it is easier to use a premix. Tempurako gives tempura its unique crispy texture and retains the flavour of the ingredients it coats such as prawns, aubergine and shiitake mushrooms. Although tempurako is made for tempura, it can also be used for o-konomiyaki (savoury pancakes) to add a lighter texture.