Fluffy Moist Anpan (Bread Roll filled with Anko)

Fluffy Moist Anpan (Bread Roll filled with Anko)

This fluffy yet moist bread is great with anko.

Ingredients: For 10 rolls

Bread (strong) flour
280 g
2 tablespoons
Skim milk
2 heaping tablespoons
1 teaspoon
50 g
Egg (beaten egg)
1/2 large egg
150 ml
Instant dry yeast
1 teaspoon
400 g


1. These are the ingredients.
2. Leave the dough up to the bread machine.
3. Remove from the bread machine. Divide into 55 g portions and form each one into a round. Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and let sit for 15 minutes.
4. Divide the anko into 40 g portions.
5. Roll out Step 3 into circles about 10cm in diameter, and wrap around the anko balls.
6. Roll Step 5 in your hands to make them round, and make a small indent in the centre with your finger.
7. Spray water on Step 6. Let sit in 35℃ for 30 minutes to proof.
8. Brush on beaten egg and sprinkle sesame seeds or poppy seeds on top.
9. Bake in a 180℃ preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, and they're done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to stuff my mouth with freshly baked anko bread, so I came up with this recipe after many experimentation.