Homemade Anpan (Japanese Sweet Red Bean Bun)

Tested Recipe with Slight Adjustment Adapted from www.justonecookbook.com

Homemade Anpan (Japanese Sweet Red Bean Bun)

Ingredients: (serves: 8)

1 3/4 cup bread flour
1/4 cup cake flour
1/4 cup granulated white sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp instant dried yeast
1 large egg (beaten)
3 ½ tbsp full cream milk
3 ½ tbsp water
2 ½ tbsp unsalted butter (soften at room temperature)


280g (35g x 8) anko, sweet azuki red bean paste


1 egg
2 tbsp water
2 tsp black sesame seeds

Preparation Instructions:

1. In a small bowl, add in instant dried yeast and full cream milk. Stir to combine and leave aside for 5 minutes.

2. In a mixing bowl, add in bread flour, cake flour, granulated white sugar, salt and beaten egg. Stir to combine and create a well at the centre, pour in the yeast mixture, and gradually add in the remaining water and knead into a rough dough.

3. Transfer the dough onto a flat working surface and knead until everything are well incorporated.

4. Add in the unsalted butter, knead until smooth and elastic.

5. Transfer the dough into a bowl and leave inside the cold oven for 1st round of proofing until double in size.

6. Deflate the dough and divide into 8 equal portions. Shape into round and leave the dough to rest for 15 minutes.

7. Roll each dough into a disc and wrapped the filling tightly to seal.

8. Place the wrapped dough with seam side down on a lined baking sheets 2 inches apart.

9. Place the baking sheets at the cold oven for 2nd round of proofing until double in size.

10. Brush the top and sides of the buns with egg wash and garnish with some black sesame seeds.

11. Bake at 200C for 20 minutes and increase the temperature to 220C for 10 more minutes or until golden brown.

12. Remove the buns from the oven and leave on cooling rack to cool completely.





6 thoughts on “Homemade Anpan (Japanese Sweet Red Bean Bun)

  1. Hi! You can’t copy and paste my recipe here. If you adapted the recipe, please rewrite the whole sentence and do not use my words. Google will give penalty for duplicate content and it will affect our SEO.

    Thank you in advance for removing the recipe.

    Nami @ Just One Cookbook

  2. Thank you. I’m not sure if you are aware but the right way to give credit was to link back to the original recipe. I work so hard to create this recipe by testing many times and it’s not nice to just take away my recipe and publish it on your site. I hope this makes sense to you especially if you are a blogger. It’s just sad to see my hard work is copied somewhere else. 😦

    • Thanks for the advice. I’ve rewrite the recipes and updated it already. FYI. I thought that by linking it to your website together with your detail recipes is the right way of doing it. Thanks again for the advice and apologize for any inconvenience caused.

  3. Unfortunately some bloggers don’t know about it and use someone’s photos or content and then linking to the original source will do justice. However most bloggers have copyright over their photos and content (check on the site you refer to – usually mention about Creative Commons). You could be sued for copyright infringingement or your site / article could be taken down if the blogger file a claim. You can read more online about how to attribute correctly. There are lots of articles about it. Thank you for rewriting.

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