Anko paste Kinako Soy Flour Pain d'Epi

Anko paste Kinako Soy Flour Pain d'Epi

Try this out if you get tired of bacon epi! This is a happy little sweet treat.

Ingredients: 3 pieces

All purpose flour
Black sesame kinako
Soft brown sugar
3 g
Dry yeast
3 g
Lukewarm water
Tsubuan or Koshian paste


1. Mix the all purpose flour and he kinako soy flour together. Add light brown sugar, salt, and dry yeast to the, add in hot water, and mix it all up with a pair of cooking chopsticks.
2. Knead for 5 minutes by hand once it has gathered up. Proceed with the first rising.
3. Release the gas once it has about doubled in size, and divide into 3 equal portions. Bench it for 20 minutes. Cover it with a wet cloth to keep it from drying out. Divide the an paste into 3 portions as well.
4. Spread out the dough to about 25cm long and 10cm wide with a rolling pin, and spread out the an paste.
5. Roll it up from the front, and ode it tightly. Place the seam facing downwards, and roll it up into a round shape.
6. Let rise for the second time, it'll take about 40 minutes. Sift flower over top with a tea strainer. Cut 5 or 6 notches into the dough with scissors, and spread out the points to the right and left.
7. Preheat an oven to 230°C, reduce the heat to 200°C, and bake for 18 minutes.

Story Behind this Recipe

I always made bacon epi, but figured there must be a sweet type, and thought this up.