Anpan Recipe

Anpan Recipe

How To Make Anpan

Satisfy your sweet tooth craving with this anpan or Japanese sweet roll! Fluffy bread is filled with sweetened red bean paste for an afternoon snack.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
Total: 2 hours 25 minutes



  • 1tspactive dry yeast
  • cupmilk
  • tbspgranulated sugar
  • 1large egg
  • cupsbread flour
  • ¾tspsalt
  • ¼cupbutter,diced
  • 8tbspsweetened red bean paste,An Filling


  1. Combine the yeast, milk and sugar in a small bowl or jug and cover and set aside for 10 minutes or until frothy, then stir in the egg.

  2. Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl.

  3. Make a well in the centre of the flour and add the liquid mixture and stir to form a soft dough.

  4. Transfer to an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook and knead for about 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic.

  5. With the mixer motor running, add the chopped butter until the butter is combined and a smooth and silky dough forms.

  6. Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover and set aside in a warm place to prove for 1 hour or until doubled in size.

  7. Divide the bread dough into 8 equal sized balls and knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth.

  8. Roll the red bean paste into 8 even-sized balls.

  9. Roll out 1 dough ball until it is slightly flat and place 1 red bean paste ball in the centre, then mold the dough around it to form a bread roll.

  10. Repeat for the remaining dough and red bean paste balls.

  11. Place them on a cooking paper lined oven tray and cover with clean damp cloth and set aside for about 45 min or until doubled in size again.

  12. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and bake for 15 minutes.

  13. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 339.52kcal
  • Fat: 10.32g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.76g
  • Trans Fat: 0.31g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.61g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.87g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.91g
  • Fiber: 2.40g
  • Sugar: 5.20g
  • Protein: 9.57g
  • Cholesterol: 54.05mg
  • Sodium: 277.33mg
  • Calcium: 49.58mg
  • Potassium: 161.47mg
  • Iron: 2.84mg
  • Vitamin A: 90.50µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.00mg
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