First & Foremost Happy Fathers Day
Happy Fathers Day to all the wonderful Daddy’s!! My father has a special place in mine, and everyone hearts really! He’s the most sweetest (well maybe bittersweet..haha), devoted, loving, and most hardworking person I know. He’s always pushing me to thrive for higher standards, and to chase my dreams. Thank you for everything you have done for me I love you, and am so appreciative that I got you to be my daddy!!!
I try to do something versatile, and different every week for my followers. This week I tried to implement one of my dads personal experiences in life with the pastry I choose to make this week. My dad used to travel, and work in Japan on a monthly basis for years. This week I’m making An Pan, which is Japanese sweet red bean bread. Its a very soft, and sweet bun (almost steamed) with a blended sweet red bean paste inside. You can change the fillings, but this is the most traditional. They are delicious as a snack, or for breakfast with a cup of coffee/tea!! All my recipes are usually totally created from my own, with this one I used some help and tested it out and its awesome. I tweaked the recipe a tad bit. *Aeriskitchen is a Korean blog. It is where I first saw it!
Yield: 10-12 Bake: 350° 13-18 min Ingredients: 3 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour 2 1/2 Cups Red bean paste (local Asian store) (you can make it from scratch as well, just email me to help you!) 2/3 Cup Lukewarm Water 2/3 Cup Lukewarm Milk 1/2 Cup Sugar 1/4 Cup Melted Butter (additional melted butter for brushing) 2 Tsp Fast Active Dry Yeast 2 Tsp Salt Directions: 1. Mix all ingredients together with a dough hook, until incorporate. 2. Wrap and keep in the oven to Rise for 30min- 1 Hr. You want it to double in size. 3. Roll and cut 2 inch pieces. Round and let sit for 15 Minutes. 4. Roll and flatten. Place one spoon full of red bean paste in the center. Close the dough and flatten (make a hockey puck) 5. Cut 3-4 slits in the doughs edges. 6. Brush melted butter on top, and bake for 13-18 minutes. Until golden brown.