Honey Green Tea Bun

16 Oct

Bread again!!! I just love the aroma of fresh baked bread. Crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside. It has been raining for a few days now and as the temperature drops, my solution was to stay at home and drink warm tea while flipping through recipe books.

I recently found a recipe from a Japanese bread cook book.  Unlike North American culture where the focus was  on sugar, the orients focuses less on sugar. The buns I made were Honey Green Tea bun and yummy. : )

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Let the dough proof for about 2 hours or doubled in size. Punch down, knead and roll out the dough.  Once the dough  has been kneaded, separate into 10 pieces of dough. As a twist to this recipe,I added some azuki bean paste and black sesame to the buns. Allow the buns to proof a bit more until it reaches 1 1/2 in size.  Bake take at 350F for 25 minutes. Glaze with egg and honey wash.

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Honey Green Tea Bun

250 bread flour (I used all purpose
3 g green tea powder
8 g yeast (I choose active yeast)
130 g water ( I substituted for milk)
10 g milk
10 g butter
10 g milk powder
20 g sugar
40 g honey
*Filling: (auzuki bean paste, black sesame paste or white sesame paste) optional

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Results, the buns were perfect, very soft and rich inside. The black sesame paste and azuki paste really stood out and complimented the flavour and texture of the bun., One could have it for breakfast and could be accompanied by fresh fruit, tea or milk.  Definitely a keeper.

Enjoy the Fall weather, and watch the trees turn from green, to yellow, to red and orange; quite a sight to see!!!

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