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Anpan Recipe

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    8 Servings

Ingredients

For the Bread Dough:
  • 1 teaspoon Active Dry Yeast
  • 2/3 cup Milk
  • 1 3/4 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 1 extra large Egg
  • 2 1/4 cups Bread Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 cup Butter, Diced
For Filling:
  • 8 tablespoons An Filling, Sweetened red bean paste

Directions

  1. Combine the yeast, milk and sugar in a small bowl or jug and cover and set aside for 10 minutes or until frothy, then stir in the egg.
  2. Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Make a well in the centre of the flour and add the liquid mixture and stir to form a soft dough.
  4. Transfer to an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook and knead for about 5 min or until smooth and elastic.
  5. With the mixer motor running, add the chopped butter until the butter is combined and a smooth and silky dough forms.
  6. Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover and set aside in a warm place to prove for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  7. Divide the bread dough into 8 equal sized balls and knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth.
  8. Roll the red bean paste (An filling) into 8 even-sized balls.
  9. Roll out one dough ball until it is slightly flat and place one red bean paste ball in the centre, then mold the dough around it to form a bread roll.
  10. Repeat for the remaining dough and red bean paste balls.
  11. Place them on a cooking paper lined oven tray and cover with clean damp cloth and set aside for about 45 min or until doubled in size again.
  12. Preheat oven to 350°F and bake for 15 minutes.
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