Anpan Red Bean Buns

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Yesterday, I decided to try and make this Anpan bun.. I found the recipe on Pinterest and decided to give it a try .. It turns out yummilicious and gorgeous looking bun if I say so myself… I did several modification to the recipe as I sort of double the recipe and modify it as shown below…

Give it a try if you choose to accept the mission of baking this bun.. ;) I use KitchenAid MIxer to make the dough.

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Oven : 375°F
Equipment used:
KitchenAid Mixer, 3 cookie sheet pans, glass or metal bowl or any small to medium size bowl, spatula or spoon and other necessary items.

Baking time: 15 to 25 minutes (depends on the oven)

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Ingredients:

41/2 cups All-Purpose Flour (Organic or non-organic)
1/2 cup wheat flour (optional)
5 tbsp. powdered goat’s milk
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
7 tbsp. light brown sugar

Yeast Prep:
2 tsp yeast instant
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup warm water

1 egg beaten
3 tbsp or 5 tbsp butter (softened)

Filling:
1 can Sweet Red Bean Paste (Kobuto brand or any other brand)

Topping:
8 tbsp melted butter
Black Roasted Sesame Seed

Methods:

  1. Sifted the first five ingredients into a bowl and set them aside. Add the sugar into the bowl.
  2. Pour the warm water into the mixer bowl and mix the sugar into it until dissolved. Then add the yeast. Stir gently and let it sit for 10 minutes until frothy with a yeasty smell.
  3. Then add all of the ingredients from the bowl into the yeast mixture carefully. Add the egg and the softened butter. Add another 1/4 cup warm water.
  4. Turn the Mixer to ‘stir’ and slowly increase to ‘2’ for 5 to 10 minutes. If the mixture is crumbled, add a few warm one tbsp of water at a time. DO NOT OVER WATER the dough.
  5. Then add a few drops of olive oil at the side of the mixer bowl while it’s running at low speed..
  6. Let the mixer knead the dough for 5 minutes until the dough looks elastic and have a sheen to it.
  7. Stop the mixer and take the dough out and gently knead it for few seconds to make a nice small ball. Put the dough in the bowl greased with olive oil.
  8. If you live in a cold weather countries or it’s fall or winter season. Pre-heat your oven to 250°F to warm the oven and put the empty greased bowl into it for a few minutes (make sure your bowl is oven-proof). This helps to speed up the rising process of the dough.
  9. Let the dough rise for 1 hr After that, shape the dough accordingly as shown here.
  10. After shaping, let it rise for 30 minutes. After that brush them with melted butter and sprinkle with sesame seed. Off they went into the oven!!

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Have a blessed and wonderful day everyone!! Enjoy!!