Adzuki Bean Filled Wholemeal Bread
Adzuki bean, or red bean, has such a versatile natural sweet taste that is suitable
for making all sorts of cakes and
pastries. We've tried making this bread filled with adzuki
bean paste and the kids love them!
- 200g Adzuki Bean
- 100g brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 3/4 cup warm water
- 2 cups wholemeal flour
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 level teaspoon salt
- 1 level tablespoon vegetable butter or margarine
- 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- Boil the bean till it is soft, blend it fine (with the water) in a blender.
- Mix the blended adzuki bean with brown sugar and sea salt, and cook the mixture
till it is pasty.
- Add in the cooking oil and stir well. Remove from heat and put aside to cool.
- Mix the flour in a large mixing bowl with the sugar and the salt.
- Add the vegetable butter or margarine and blend it into the flour by rubbing it
with the tip of your fingers.
- Stir the dry yeast into the flour and margarine mix.
- Add in the water and milk slowly and stir constantly with a wooden spoon to get
the mixture together.
- Stir till the mixture gets thicker and tougher, and stops sticking to the bowl
(you can add a little more flour if it is too sticky).
- Place the dough onto a floured surface. Knead the dough for about 5 – 10 minutes
till it is smooth and stretchy.
- Divide the dough into two equal parts. Knead each part of the dough into a round
flat shape. Fill each with half of the adzuki bean paste, wrap it up and roll it into
any shape you like.
- Cover the loaves with the cling film and place them in a warm place (could be the
airing cupboard in winter, or in summer the room temperature).
- Set the oven to 230°C/450°F/Gas Mark 8
- When the loaves have about doubled in size (after about 30 minutes), remove the
cling film and place them onto a baking tray and in the centre of the oven.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes till they are golden brown.
- If you prefer a little crunchy texture for the bean, you can skip the blending procedure.
- Sugar for the bean filling can be adjusted according to your desired taste.
- Milk can be replaced with soya milk if you like.
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