Green Tea Red Bean Bun (抹茶あんパン)

Mass production of baby size buns!  Made 15 small ones and 16 bit size ones.  Hoping that would last for half a week as breakfast but finished all by Monday (made them late Sat evening).


  • 3 tablespoons of butter (melted but not hot)
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 3 cup of AP flour
  • 2 tablespoon of sugar
  • 2 tablespoon of green tea (matcha) powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of instant yeast
  • a bag of prepared red bean paste filling

Just all of above ingredients excel filling into the bread machine.   Select dough mode and push the start button!  See how effortless it is to bake your own bread at home!

When the dough is done, weight and divide it up in even portion (each portion is 30g)

green tea matcha dough

Scope out even portion of red bean fillings – this really speed up the process of warping up filling into the dough

portioned red bean paste for filling

Use rolling pin to roll out the dough a bit bigger than filling (not but too big).  Then use your fingers to pinch the side of dough to stretch it out a bit, then drop the pre-scoped filling into centre of the dough

filling to dough ratio is a bit too much but I love red beans

Warp up the side and pinch the dough to close neatly.  Then invert it (so the close side down and smooth top side up).  For ease of handle, I put the dough on liner but this is totally optional.

felt like a bakery

Let it rise again in warm kitchen or inside oven with a bowl of boiling hot water for 45 minutes.

Brush on a layer of egg wash (egg + a bit of water), then in a tiny pinch of black sesame seed in the middle.

green tea red bean buns ready for baking!

Bake for 12 minutes in 350F oven

a bit too brown :(

A bit disappointed that they look too brown.  Definitely not burnt, just not pretty.  Will use less egg wash next time!


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