Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Red Bean Buns

I am in the bread-making mode these days. This bun is made using the direct (straight) bread dough mixing method.

Red Bean Buns

Ingredients (Makes 8)
200 g bread flour
20 g sugar
3 g (½  tsp) salt
4 g instant yeast
100 g warm water
20 g egg
20 g unsalted butter

240 g red bean filling
Some black sesame seeds, for topping

1. Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water. Stir to dissolve the yeast. Leave for 15 minutes.
2. Combine all ingredients except butter in a bowl and knead till a non-sticky dough is formed.
3. Add in butter and continue to knead till the dough is smooth, elastic and non-sticky. Do the window pane test.
4. Place the dough in a lightly greased mixing bowl, cover with cling wrap and let it proof for about 50 – 60 minutes, or until double in volume.
5. Remove the dough from the bowl and give a few light kneading to punch out the gas in the dough. Turn out the dough and fold the dough into thirds.
6. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions and shape into rounds. Cover with a damp cloth or cling wrap and let them rest for 10 minutes.
7. Roll out each portion of dough into a circle. Place a portion of red bean filling (30 g) in the centre of the dough. Seal the bun tightly and shape into rounds.
8. Place the dough on a lined baking tray, cover with cling wrap and let them proof for about 40 – 50 minutes, or until double in volume.
9. Brush the top with egg wash and sprinkle with the black sesame seeds with a rolling pin.
10. Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.


  1. Hi Hanushi, Your red bean buns look soft and yummy! Can I have one for breakfast? :D

    1. Hi Ann, how have you been? Hehe, is one enough? I can give you a few more, for your tea time too. :)

  2. Hi Hanushi,

    I have not hear from you for a while! How are you? Nice to see that you are back baking and blogging :)

    Your red bean buns looks yummy!


    1. Hi Zoe, it is sweet of you to still remember me and your lovely comment! :) I am doing ok. I miss baking so much. Glad to be back too! :)

  3. 哇。。。红豆面包,我要吃哦!!咔咔咔~~

    1. Hello Irene!!
      你也喜欢红豆面包哦。:) 那红豆馅哦,我是在Daiso买的。 是日本红豆粒餡 (Tsubuan)。