※Milk, Black sesame seeds or Black poppy seeds for garnish
Add all the ● ingredients in a bowl and combine well. Then divide into 8 portions and make round balls (25 g per portion). Set aside.
Next, add all the unmarked ingredients except for the butter in another bowl and mix. Then add the butter and knead some more. Leave to proof. (First rising)
Press the air out and divide this dough into 8 portions. Form into small balls and let rest for 15 minutes.
Now, roll the balls out into discs and place sesame-an balls (from Step 1) in the middle. Wrap the sesame-an balls up with the dough and shape into balls again. Leave them to proof again. (Second rising)
Brush milk on top and sprinkle black sesame seeds or poppy seeds for garnish. Bake in an oven preheated to 180°C for 13 ~ 15 minutes.
This picture shows a square form when I wrapped sesame-an balls.
I added sweet potato paste and simmered sweet chestnuts in the middle.
Story Behind this Recipe
I want to eat sweet anpan whenever I'm tired...
I used rice flour which does not contain any gluten. You can also use top grade flour (joshinko). You can use your own favourite paste. Sweet potato paste is so delicious! Please adjust oven temperature and baking time depending on your oven.