For those who know how much i adore matcha and red bean put together, you guys should’ve had a rough idea of what i was gonna make. Something with matcha of course!
Matcha and red bean bread loaf 🙂
Recipe adapted from this website! It’s in chinese though. I used the language translator on google to help me 😛 Here is the converted one!
250g bread flour
4g Instant yeast
2 teaspoons green tea powder
143g fresh milk
38g butter (unsalted)
And some red bean paste!
First mix all the ingredients but the butter. I used the hook attachment to knead for about 15 mins.
I cubed the butter and added them in. After incorporated, i placed it on my floured working surface and kneaded by hand for about 15 mins.
Transfer it to a well greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let it proof for about an hour till it doubles its size.
Transfer the dough to your floured working surface and punch the air out.
Here’s the fun part. Roll your dough out.
Spread the red bean paste on your dough. Any way you want! You can do it the Swiss roll way too. Spreading it all over then roll 🙂 Remember to seal the red bean paste in though. You dont waste them to burst out!
The one BIG mistake i made was.. to be lazy. Hahahaha really! I didn’t bother rolling it up nicely or making more folds than i did. I just made one fold and put it in the bread tin. Check the results later and you’ll see what i mean HAHA.
Place it in a well greased bread tin, cover and let it proof for the second time for an hour.
Bake at 180C for about 30 to 35 mins.
It should brown nicely! With a tinge of green 🙂
Looks like a normal loaf yes? Not till you slice it!
See what my laziness has led me to? Only a single swirl of red bean LOL. Besides that.. It was awesome. So there’s a few things i wouldve done differently if i were to make this again.
- Add MUCH MORE red bean paste because its sooooo good! Really regretted not putting in more.
- Add a little more green tea powder because the taste was almost non existant!
- And of course, more swirls! Do take a look at the bottom two pictures of my bakes in the past where i actually put in effort to do the swirls.
Bread texture was great. Springy and soft.
Sorry for bad pictures below! I didn’t have a camera then. So it’s phone pictures 😛
Made these some time last year. Should’ve applied the same thing for my Matcha Red Bean Loaf. Sigh.
Or at least it would have looked slightly better!
Oh well.. But who cares for now when you have yummy bread to eat for breakfast tomorrow? 😀
So yes, moral of the story.. DONT BE LAZY LIKE ME! Hahahaha 😛