[Baking the Dough] Add all of the ingredients into a bread maker and set it to make the dough till the first rising. Knead it for 15 minutes and then let it rise for 40.
How to make the cookies: In a bowl add in the softened butter and sugar and mix.
Add in the eggs and melon oil and mix.
Mix together the flour and the baking powder and sift it in. However, set some aside. Mix it with a spatula and knead it with your hands.
Knead it until the dough is no longer floury and it comes together. If it still sticks to your hands, add in some of the dry flour and baking powder mix to make it a little more dry.
Cover the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
How to make the custard. Put the egg yolks and sugar in a heat proof bowl and mix together.
Sift the cake flour in and then mix it till it's no longer floury. Then add the milk in and mix.
Gently cover the bowl with plastic wrap and microwave it at 600W for 3 minutes then whisk it.
Heat again in the microwave for 1 minute. Take it out and mix it again with a whisk.
Cover it with a damp wrung out dish cloth so it doesn't dry out and the custard is done once it's cooled down.
Once the dough has risen a second time, divide the dough into 10 portions, form them into balls and let them sit for 10-15 minutes. Cover then with plastic wrap so that they don't dry out.
Next take the cookie dough, divide it into 10 portions and form them into balls.
Now, take the cookie dough and on top of some plastic wrap, roll out the dough into a circle. They should be roughly about 10 cm in diameter.
Once you have rolled out the bread dough itself, place the custard on top and form the dough back into balls. Place the custard toward the bottom of the dough and tightly close it after forming it.
Next place the ball of dough that you just made and place it on top of a rolled out piece of cookie dough.
Take the dough in your hands and form it into a ball. Next with the back of a knife, make lines in the dough and cover with granulated sugar.
Next, arrange the dough on parchment paper, cover it with plastic wrap, and let it rise a second time for 30 minutes.
Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 15 minutes. Once they are done baking, transfer them to a baking rack to cool and they are ready!
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Story Behind this Recipe
I thought that putting custard inside melon bread would be delicious! So that's what I did.
When you are wrapping the custard into the dough, be sure not to roll out the dough too thinly or the custard will come out of the bread when you bake it. Be careful!