This recipe has been in my files for a long time. I bookmarked it since 2009 and only now I am making it. I am not sure what happen but the dough didn’t rise as much as I wanted it to. I blame it on the cold weather ha ha.. This recipe is adapted from Kitchen Corner.
Ingredients for dough:
200 gram bread flour
20 gram flour
25 gram sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp yeast (I used 1/2 tsp)
15 gram milk powder
25 gram egg
115 ml water
15 gram butter
200g red bean paste (divide into 8 portions)
Some cherries or sesame seeds for decoration
1. Mix ingredients for dough in a mixer until smooth and elastic. Place the dough into a clean bowl and cover with cling wrap to proof for 60 minutes or double in size.
2. Divide the dough into 8 portions and round them into small balls. Then fill the dough with red bean and shape it into smooth balls. Let the dough proof for 15 minutes.
3. Slightly flatten the dough and use a scissor to cut the edges into 8 flower pedals. Cover and proof again for 10 minutes.
4. Eggs wash the bread and garnish the top with cherry. Bake at 350 degree F preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.