Flour Manju Buns (Brown Sugar)

Flour Manju Buns (Brown Sugar)

This simple taste reminds me of my grannie. Why not enjoy a nice cup of tea with a brown sugar manju bun?

Ingredients: 8 mini manju buns

Brown sugar
20 g
2 tablespoons
Baking soda
1/2 teaspoon
Cake flour
55 g
Pureed sweetened bean paste


1. Add the brown sugar and water to a pot, and dissolve while heating it up. Add in the baking soda and cake flour once it cools, and knead well.
2. Gather it all up and flatten it out, then cut into 8 equal portions. Cover with a wet cloth to keep from drying out.
3. Roll up 1/8 into a ball, and roll it out with a small rolling pin (to about 10cm diameter). Add in 1/8 of the anko paste in the center, and close it up like a dumpling.
4. It looks funny, but pinch both ends and tuck inside, flip it over, and carefully roll up the ingredients.
5. Line a steamer with paraffin wax paper and arrange the manju with plenty of space between each one. Steam for 15 minutes, and then you will have hot and soft manju buns.

Story Behind this Recipe

I altered a recipe published in a supermarket ad, and made the steps easier for me to follow through with. It says 8 rolls, but they are small, so its enough for two people.