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Black Sesame Anpan Flavoured with Brown Sugar (Bread Rolls Filled with Beans Paste)

Black Sesame Anpan Flavoured with Brown Sugar (Bread Rolls Filled with Beans Paste)

This anpan looks like a manju filled with black sesame anko and with gentle brown sugar flavour.

Ingredients: 8 pieces

Strong bread flour
180 g
Rice flour (I used Riz Farine)
20 g
Brown Sugar (powdered)
20 g
Salt
3 g
Unsalted butter
20 g
Milk
100 ml
Water
40 ml
Dried yeast
3 g
● Koshi-an (sweetened azuki beans paste)
180 g
● Ground black sesame seeds
20 g
● Salt
a pinch
※Milk, Black sesame seeds or Black poppy seeds for garnish
as needed

Steps

1. 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.
2. 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)
3. Press the air out and divide this dough into 8 portions. Form into small balls and let rest for 15 minutes.
4. 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)
5. 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.
6. This picture shows a square form when I wrapped sesame-an balls.
7. 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...