Anman - Steamed Buns With Azuki (Sweet Red Bean) Paste

Recipe by JTL9000
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 10
YIELD: 10 buns
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Making the Azuki Paste.
  • Put the azuki beans in a large pot and fill with water. Let them soak overnight.
  • Bring the beans to a boil.
  • Turn down the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the beans from the pot and drain them.
  • Put the beans back in the pot and add 4 cups of water.
  • Brings the beans to a boil.
  • Turn down the heat and simmer the beans for around an hour, until they're soft.
  • Drain the beans again.
  • Put the beans back in the pot and add the sugar and salt.
  • Simmer and stir the beans until they're thickened.
  • Remove from heat and cool.
  • Making the Buns.
  • Combine the flour, suar, salt, yeast, and baking powder and mix well.
  • Add the milk and water and mix well.
  • Add the shortening and knead the dough until it's smooth (add a little extra flout if it gets too sticky).
  • Let the dough rest for around 30 minutes, it will rise slightly.
  • Divide the dough into 10 balls and flatten them.
  • Take 1-2 spoonfulls of azuki paste, roll into a ball, and place in the center of one of the flattened dough balls.
  • Wrap the dough around the azuki and pinch it closed on top (twist if needed).
  • Repeat for the remaining dough balls.
  • Let the anman sit for 15 minutes.
  • Steam the anman for 15-20 minutes (a bamboo steamer works best). Add a little bit of white vinegar to the water to prevent discoloration.
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