Spiral Green Tea Roll Bread

Spiral Green Tea Roll Bread

The spiral pattern is made with plain and green tea flavoured dough. A very Japanese-style bread with sugared beans.

Ingredients: 1 mesh loaf tin

○Strong bread flour
240 g
○Plain flour
60 g
30 g
4 g
100 g
100 g
Dried Yeast
1 heaped teaspoon
Unsalted butter
20 g
◎ Matcha
5 g
3 g
Amanatto or Kanoko (Japanese bean confectioneries)
120 g


1. Put the ○ ingredients in the pan of a bread maker. Put the yeast in the yeast compartment. Press start to mix the ingredients. After 8 minutes of mixing, add butter.
2. After kneading, take out the dough and divide into two. Mix in the ◎ ingredients in one of the portions. Return each dough separately to the bread maker pan and mix for 6 minutes each.
3. Cover the doughs with a moist tea towel and leave to proof at 95F/35C for 35 minutes.
4. After proofing, re-shape the doughs into balls and let them sit for 10 minutes.
5. Punch out the air and roll out each dough into 20 cm x 30 cm rectangles.
6. Sprinkle half of the bean confectioneries onto the plain dough.
7. Place the green tea flavoured dough onto the plain one and roll out gently with a rolling pin to remove excess air.
8. Sprinkle the rest of the bean confectioneries on the green tea dough.
9. Place the dough length-wise and roll up from the nearest end, trying to remove the excess air. Seal the joints well.
10. Place the dough in a oiled mesh loaf tin and leave to proof until the dough swells to fill the tin 80 to 90 percent.
11. Bake in the preheated oven at 410F/210C for 7 minutes first, then reduce the temperature to 390F/200C. Bake for another 20 minutes and it is done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make a loaf of bread with green tea and bean confectioneries by using a mesh tin.