Fill the buns with soften cream cheese. ), Pistachio Pudding Cake (Moist Pudding Cake Recipe made with Boxed Cake Mix), Chocolate Mochi Brownies (made with rice flour – gluten free), Leftover Prime Rib Roast Beef Stew (crock pot or slow cooker recipe), Japanese Cream Pan (Japanese custard filled sweet bread buns), Parmesan Creamed Spinach (Ruth’s Chris Creamed Spinach copycat recipe), Homemade Pineapple Jam (and how to water bath can your jam for longer-term storage), How to make homemade Cannoli shells and filling, The secret to making perfect Flan (Crème Caramel), Homemade Azuki Bean Ice Cream (Sweet Red Bean Ice Cream), How to butcher (trim and cut) a whole beef tenderloin (a.k.a. Add about 1/3 of the warm milk mixture to the paste, and whisk constantly. I’m planning to make them tomorrow! Dust a work surface liberally with flour. I’m so excited when finding your recipe online! Although the gluten makes it harder to knead, it gives the bread a better structure… so your end result ends up much better. For the custard, no you cannot reduce the amount of eggs. I would be more cautious with the lower protein flours (like White Lily or Cake flour – while amazing in pastries and cakes… not so good to produce bread!). Mocha cream bread sounds amazing! It’s not that hard to make the tangzhong… it takes me about 90 seconds to make. One question for you, do you proof the active dry yeast first, or do you just put 2tsp of it in the batter? Hello! These are terrific!! I’ll have to give it a try next time I’m in the area! My favorite so far is the coconut milk bread. [...]. The first time is always a learning experience. However, I don’t have a substitution for the eggs if you have an egg allergy or are looking for a vegan recipe. Ingredients. Since I was just diagnosed with celiac disease, I will never be able to eat anything with wheat ever again. I’ve never had any problems with this. Except they are rather flat instead of round shape after bake like your. (Japanese sweet bread buns filled with a thick baked vanilla custard.) When I baked the buns, the filling busted at the sides or at the top. (I usually set the custard portions on top a sheet of reynold’s non-stick foil.). You can try it more for softer or fluffier breads. I’m new to your website and I simply love it. The bread turned out great using the bread flour, but since I don’t have a bread maker (and after almost having a panic attack at not being able to knead such a sticky dough no matter how hard I tried, though eventually got it) I may try AP flour next time. Just dump the ingredients in a hook mixer for 6 minutes on medium speed and even if the dough is sticky when it rises it’ll won’t be. 3. If you are using a bread machine, just dump the cold tang zhong in the bottom of the pan before you add the rest of your ingredients. How long would you say it should take to mix all the ingredients together to make the dough right? It takes a bit of effort but the Custard Buns are insanely good. I would just use a pastry tip and bag to fill your fresh cooked donuts with the premade cream pan filling and see how that turns out. Sign up for the Recipe of the Day Newsletter Privacy Policy. While making the buns this time, I figured out an easier technique for filling the buns before baking. Sorry! THESE ARE AMAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZING. Hi! I just have one tiny question do i need to preheat the oven? Send it to chill in the refrigerator and roll slightly harden cheese … Thanks for this recipe! Hmm I try you bun in later date if there was way incorporate dried strawberries into custard is that after or during cooking process? Then I decided to check the original source (you) and found the Azuki Milk Bread and these Cream Pan. See recipes for Homemade Chinese Steamed Buns with Pork (Nikuman) too. Make the tangzhong. Let me know how your cream pan turns out! If you have a look at step 1 in the recipe above, I explain how to make the tangzhong. So double thanks for the by-hand instructions. Many thanks! I’ve never used a machine for it before, don’t have one, I’ve just always done it by hand. I just find the dough always sticky and I have to do minimum handling when flattening and filling with custard. Yes, that is correct – it is 1 3/4 c. milk. When you cook the custard, you want it to be thick, like pudding, when warm. I at least can try right? Sure, I don’t see why not. I did follow the recipe to the letter but I think it was actually just me. Which bread machine do you have? I think you can do either. I am going to be making this tonight!!!!!/. Brush the rolls with milk or egg wash (1 large egg beaten with 1 tablespoon cold water), and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown on top; a digital thermometer inserted into the center of the middle roll should read at least … My mom would take me to Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles for a day of shopping when I was a kid. I couldn’t find many recipes online, so I just decided to figure it out myself. I usually just add both the bread flour and water to the cold saucepan all at once. They made up for everything bad… all unhappiness would be washed away as I got to savor my special treat. Sport and Recreation Law Association Menu. If I use it to knead the dough, how should I scale down the quantities of the ingredients used? (Oh, and if you are mixing by hand, I would melt the butter first before using). Glad to hear it. Hi Danielle, I’ll have to check out that bakery next time I’m in OC… sounds like they have some yummy stuff! I’m attempting to make these for the first time and I have run into a snag. I was wondering what is “T” mean on the measurement? Thanks for sharing this recipe. Finally, for the custard, is it possible to reduce the amount of eggs? If you get batter stuck inside your whisk, just take a butter knife and pull it out. Add to Shopping List Get Recipe Looking to buy one :] and make 100 of these… weekly. Brush the inside of a large bowl with butter. 80 gram Fresh Cream (chilled) / Non Dairy Whipping Cream 1 Large Egg 40 gram Butter. does the butter for the dough have to be melted? You might need a bit more flour when handling/rolling out, but other than that I haven’t had to make any proportion changes yet.. My children live it too. Thanks! 9. Microwave for 15-30 seconds to take the chill out when you want to eat them. You kind of have to play it by ear. Hi Ngai! I did twice and it works perfectly! Hope this helps – and let me know how the recipe works out for you! ^__^. If you are using a bread machine to make the dough – then no, you don’t have to melt it. And all of them formed together while baking, so when i had to pull them apart I only had three that hadn’t sprung a leak. Get inspired to bake delicious bread and desserts and cook tasty and simple dishes with step-by-step photos, instructions and videos. To make these tasty homemade rolls, you’ll only need a few ingredients: sushi rice, seasoned rice vinegar, nori seaweed sheets, smoked salmon, and cream cheese. They turned out AMAZING and so so tasty. I know I wish I had an Asian market or bakery closer… but… it is somewhat satisfying having it fresh baked at home, knowing that I made it myself! (This will catch any lumps, and any bits of egg that may have “scrambled”.). i don’t have a silicon lined cooking sheet. Thank you for the recipe it looks simple! Yes, it’s best to always preheat the oven unless specifically instructed not to! However, the dough was a little wet so I’m not sure if I got the measurements correct as I used a conversion ratio from the book healthy bread in 5 mins a day. Yes, you can make the custard ahead of time – I often do this to save time and it is usually fine. So I would recommend cutting the recipe in half. does it matter? I’ve made melon pan and chocolate cornets, but now I’m in the process of making your cream pan! So happy I found this recipe and I’m hoping they are as delicious as all the reviews say they are! Can you get a set of volumetric cups? While the dough is rising, make the custard cream. And your directions are nice and easy to follow, I liked that. do you think i can make these, and add the melon pan cookie top on it?? (Alternately, you can make the dough by hand – knead all of the ingredients together for 10-15 minutes, then allow the dough to rise (covered) for 1 hour in a warm place. Scald the milk and butter in a large pyrex measuring cup by microwaving for 2-3 minutes. By the way, I think I’ve read one of your readers’ comments before asking about how to half the tangzhong? Glad you like the filling, hope it works out in the end for you! If yes, for how long? Notify me of follow-up comments by email. I’ve tried it steamed… and I didn’t think the dough worked as well being steamed. Definitely the most I’ve had to do for bread in awhile, but still worth it. Went off without a hitch. Make sure you are pinching the seams of the dough together well – use a little bit of water to help make the seams seal if needed, also make sure you bake seam side down. I made this today and it was the most successful batch of soft buns that I have made. I’ve made this two days in a row! If not can I put the custard in the freezer to quicken the cooling? do i heat it again? Hope this helps your readers! I recently have gotten into liking more Japanese cultured foods after not liking it for years. The pastry filling is now my go-to for all recipes that use it! It took me a long time to figure this one out… but I was really happy when I did! What brand of bread flour do you use? hello, I’ve recently found your website and I have just a quick question about making the dough. I was a little bit worried about making the bread…. Hi Robin, If you take a look above, I have a recipe for tangzhong just underneath the recipe for the dough. Your picture look like one cup ( with the butter added). Let me know if you have any more questions! Yay! It was very soft and yummy when its warm but this morning outside is a little hard but soft inside. I think the recipe should probably still work with instant yeast. The coffee was terrible, but the cream buns were super delicious, so I wanted to try to make them on my own. I have a quick question – can I make the custard cream a day before making the bread and place it in the fridge until it’s ready to be used? Tasty extras include sesame seeds, sliced cucumber, sliced chives or scallions, and of course some Sriracha and soy sauce for dipping. You just have to make sure you cook it long enough for the starch granules to swell, and then chill it thoroughly before using. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for another 30-60 minutes. In a small saucepan, gently heat the bread flour + water, while slowly whisking. Hi, I was wondering if it would turn out ok if I were to put frozen berries on top of the cream mixture if it would turn out ok? By the way, this is such an awesome blog! May I know how many of these buns does this recipe make? The custard is rather soft even after being chilled so it is a bit difficult to shape in the dough (even with your trick). thank you so much! What other things can be used instead of custard? Well, I can say am pleased with myself since its my 1st attempt ever at baking bread. I really appreciate your explicit written demonstration of making the custard cream buns. (It’s just flour mixed with water and heated to a paste!). Place the pan into the bread maker and cover. Do you think this idea could work? In retrospect, I think I’d want to mix the pan ingredients more conventionally; I did it by hand, and the ‘throw-them-all-in-together” style for a bread maker works fine, but I kept seeing little yeast crystals throughout the process. Thank you for this wonderful recipe! Husband tasted it and couldn’t stop eating them! Maybe I didn’t cook the custard long enough before chill. These were amazing! Thank you so much for sharing it! This recipe sounds super delicious. Jannah, I’m glad it worked out! I was wondering how you would recommend storing these delicious buns (If there are even any are left to store) and for how long? Hey thanks for posting this recipe. When the mixture thickens, and swirl lines appear – remove from heat and cool. Thank you that I found your website all the recipe that I love was there.Thank you so much and Happy Thanksgiving. They sound so wonderful. 1. I will definitely make these again! Yes, you can use AP flour. ”Left, mom, stay on the left! It’s just a mixture of flour + water that you heat on the stove top while whisking. To make overnight cinnamon rolls, after shaping and cutting the rolls, pop them in the pan and wrap well with plastic wrap. It’s like biting into a soft bunny filled with creamy yummy custard. ありがとうございました!. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes. You’re welcome! I can’t wait to try these, as I LOVE Japanese food! I think I made mine too big, cause I only made twelve. They make a pretty good cream pan called a Kobe Cream. I’ve been looking for a recipe that is similar to 85 degrees (in Irvine) and their berrytale (http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=berrytale+image&id=5C4B1C5672FF947F143D42F0DC9F1337465FCCB1&FORM=IQFRBA#view=detail&id=5C4B1C5672FF947F143D42F0DC9F1337465FCCB1&selectedIndex=0), Hi there! However, my mom (without fail) would always take the wrong ramp, and get us on the wrong freeway at the last minute. So glad I could help! I can’t wait to bake these bad boys tomorrow! Hi Kellie! Once you make your dough, you wrap the custard and allow the dough to rise a second time in a warm place. Whisk together to form a thick paste. I don’t see why you can’t add strawberry jam to the custard? 3. how do i make tangzhong with other bread recipes out there? I just finished making a batch of cream pan and they came out terrific. You need to stay on the 101, don’t get on the 110! It is normal – this is a very sticky dough. Topped with cream cheese frosting, this recipe makes eight huge cinnamon rolls, but you can cut them to make 12 smaller but still substantial rolls. I will be spending hours exploring your site over the next few days. Alternately, you can experiment with freezing the scooped balls of filling before making so that they are still cold when you start the baking process. I used to live in Japan and would kill for one of these! Preheat the oven to 350°F. ), Mika! I tried making the custard cream but for some reason it seems a bit salty and I’m afraid that I may have messed up somewhere. That’s great! Thanks for your kind words, and Happy Thanksgiving to you too! I’m glad you found recipes that you like here. Make a depression in the center of the bread flour, and add the yeast. Divide the dough into 16 pieces. Did you use unsalted butter and only 1/2 teaspoon salt? But then we’d get there eventually… we would have lunch, then do some shopping. Turn the bread machine on the “basic dough” setting. I can drive up to OC (1 hour north) or drive down to the Convoy area of San Diego (35-45 minutes south) to hit up Mitsuwa… but nothing that close! Hi Mika, I just wanted to thank you for the recipe. [...] I found this recipe on Mika’s excellent blog – The 350 degree oven. (Though usually my cooking is atrocious so I dunno if this is a good idea) but still! c: How long can you store the custard in the frideg? I think I overstuffed the cream pan and some of the cream oozed out. LOLLLL!!!! Like you said, it is better to make our own bread than buying at the store. Basically, you can fill this dough with any filling that works. Because the filling is a custard, I usually store them in a tupperware container in the refrigerator. Just keep an eye on it while baking, because if liquid-like fillings get too hot, there is a tendency for the filling to explode out of the bun. Hopefully I can try it one day. I’m so excited to see how they are gonna come out! When I first came to Italy I have to admit I really missed Cheese Buns and Bagels. Adjust the amount of the sugar based on your … If the seams burst, then I would moisten the seams with a bit of water and pinch several times, bake seam side down to ensure a tight seal. You could certainly try it… I’ve never had that one, but it looks delicious! I absolutely LOVE custard pan, I buy all that I can find at the Mitsuwa’s in Costa Mesa. Add the instant dry yeast to the dedicated space. 13. I have always wanted to try this!! The unbaked buns should be ok in the refrigerator – just cover with plastic wrap to prevent drying out, and allow them to come to room temperature for about 30 minutes before baking. If you are interested in making a steamed version, you could try using the dough in my Liu Sa Bao recipe instead… that’s more of a steamed bun dough, and will turn out much better. or is the custard cream only prefferable for baked breads instead of fried ones? But my cream pans are not well rounded like yours even though they were well rounded before baking. sift flour and remainging sugar into bowl, rub in butter until mixture resembles fine … Stir in the lemon juice and butter. Don’t skip this step or the buns will not be nice and round. Hi Mika!^^ Ive been using your recipes to bake buns for family n friends and they al love it! I’m using cream pan and experimenting with pineapple buns from this site currently. I didn’t have bread flour but I had all-purpose flour and it worked great! Hi there. Because I use a bread machine to mix the dough, I don’t proof the yeast at all. Turns out it was all the foods I had tried were mostly doused in Sesame Seed oil, which made me a little sick afterwards. The milk bread dough essentially makes use of a water roux or a kind of a ‘dough starter’ called as the ‘Tangzhong’ which gives the bread its soft texture (ultra soft actually) and also keeps it fresh for longer. (I halved the recipe because I’m not suppose to eat bread…hehe) Thanks! If you can stretch it really thin so that you can see through it (aka “windowpane”) then it is done with the kneading step. So why leave it out? Hello! Carefully invert the cake onto your dominant hand (right onto your palm--this is the most gentle way to handle it), then invert it back onto a cake stand or plate so that the top is facing up. I haven’t tried it myself though – so I’m not 100% sure. Hope this helps! It cooks very fast, and turns into a smooth paste. Normally, I don’t make this dough by hand – because yes, it is a sticky dough. Heat the cream cheese, milk and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat, whisking occasionally, until smooth. THANK YOU! This is one of my favorites! This is the first time I’ve made cream pan and my family loved them…the 4 of us ate 10 of them in one sitting. That’s the great thing about making your own recipes at home (vs. buying them)… you can tailor them to your individual likes and dislikes! Topping 1 Egg (for egg-wash) 250 gram Grated Cheddar Cheese. Hmm the only breadflour I found here are those with different kinds of wheats and it had seeds in them, at first I sifted the flour but the smaller seeds still found their way into the dough. I appreciate how easy you have made the recipes to follow. Thank you! The cream cheese melts with the mozzarella and helps to create a spreadable, elastic dough. i want to ask would this work if its steamed? 11. Let me know! For other bread recipes, I usually just add 1/2 cup of tang zhong to the recipe with no other changes. Where can I find Tangzhong? Thank so much for sharing this recipe– my parents really loved it! The recipe was super simple as well (I made the dough by hand and it wasn’t really even that much extra work). You definitely want to knead it a good amount… I would say at least 10-15 minutes. Thank you for posting! If I wanted to use tangzhong in other recipes for japanese breads that do not list it as an ingredient, should I reduce some of the flour or moist ingredients called for? If I make all of the buns, will half of them be okay to sit in the fridge while the first half cooks? Sounds like an interesting variation! Or should I wait until the first batch is cooked and then make the other half? I’m glad the recipe worked out for you. You’re welcome! Hi Mika! You probably could, but I wouldn’t freeze them too long… make sure they are tightly wrapped in plastic to avoid freezer burn or off flavors. Hi! Scaling the ingredients is quite straightforward. 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