This week in Sweetokiesanime recipe we are bringing you Steamed Red Bean Bun from Spirited Away. This is a famous Japanese Pastry. So, here we go!
First of All, Ingredients:
1 cup of red beans
5 cups of water
3/4 cup of granulated sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
4 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of granulated sugar
1 tablespoon of instant yeast
Wash the red beans thoroughly before transferring into a cooker.
Add in 3 cups of water and cook for 1 hour.
Add sugar and vanilla extract into the rice cooker. Keep stirring until the water is fully absorbed by the red beans. This might take up to 1 hour.
Set aside and wait for it to cool down.
Mix flour, 2 cups of lukewarm water, and yeast in an electric mixer until it forms a smooth dough.
Knead for 10 minutes.
Place the dough into a bowl and cover with cling wrap. Wait for an hour until the dough has risen to twice of its original size.
Add the cooled red bean compote into a blender. Blend until smooth.
Add more flour on the surface of the dough and knead the dough into balls bigger than your palms.
Flatten each ball and place some red bean paste into the middle of the dough. Slowly stretch and seal the dough around the red bean paste.
Leave the dough under a wet towel for 10 minutes.
Add parchment paper into a steamer and place the buns inside. Steam for about 12 minutes.
Turn off the heat for 1-2 minutes and the steamed buns are ready.
This is a tough Recipe. So, do not worry if you do not get it right on the first try. But,it is definitely worth the effort. If you follow this recipe, we would love to share your experience. Contact us with your story!