How to Bake Japanese Red Bean Buns

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How to Bake Japanese Red Bean Buns Recipe
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Let's start baking some awesome goodness!

Let's start baking some awesome goodness!

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In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, sugar and salt.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, sugar and salt.

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Add the dry yeast and mix well.

Add the dry yeast and mix well.

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After mixing, it should look like this.

After mixing, it should look like this.

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Add 2 eggs, warm water and warm milk. Make sure they are lukewarm so that the yeast becomes active.

Add 2 eggs, warm water and warm milk. Make sure they are lukewarm so that the yeast becomes active.

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Mix at low speed until the mixture is well combined and smooth.

Mix at low speed until the mixture is well combined and smooth.

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The dough should look like this.

The dough should look like this.

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Add butter to the dough. Mix well on low speed until combined.

Add butter to the dough. Mix well on low speed until combined.

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The dough should look like this. Leave the dough in a warm place and allow it to rise and double in size.

The dough should look like this. Leave the dough in a warm place and allow it to rise and double in size.

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Leave the dough alone for 45 minutes.

Leave the dough alone for 45 minutes.

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The dough should have doubled like this. Punch the dough.

The dough should have doubled like this. Punch the dough.

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Place the dough on a floured surface and cut into 2-3 inch pieces like this.

Place the dough on a floured surface and cut into 2-3 inch pieces like this.

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Lightly cover the dough pieces and let it sit for 15 minutes.

Lightly cover the dough pieces and let it sit for 15 minutes.

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While you're waiting, get the red bean filling ready. Make round balls of red bean with the palm of your hands - roughly 1 teaspoon large.

While you're waiting, get the red bean filling ready. Make round balls of red bean with the palm of your hands - roughly 1 teaspoon large.

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On a floured surface, roll out dough piece to about 3 inches.

On a floured surface, roll out dough piece to about 3 inches.

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Place a red bean ball in the middle of the dough.

Place a red bean ball in the middle of the dough.

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Wrap the dough around the filling. Roll the dough into a round ball without any openings to make sure the red bean does not come out while baking in the oven. Repeat for all the dough pieces.

Wrap the dough around the filling. Roll the dough into a round ball without any openings to make sure the red bean does not come out while baking in the oven. Repeat for all the dough pieces.

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Cover the pieces with Saran Wrap.

Cover the pieces with Saran Wrap.

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Let the dough rest for 15 minutes.

Let the dough rest for 15 minutes.

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Beat 1 egg and add 1 Tablespoon of water for the glaze.

Beat 1 egg and add 1 Tablespoon of water for the glaze.

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Using a small spoon, slightly flatten the middle of the dough. Brush each  piece with the egg glaze. Cover the pieces with Saran Wrap.

Using a small spoon, slightly flatten the middle of the dough. Brush each piece with the egg glaze. Cover the pieces with Saran Wrap.

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Let the dough rest for 45 minutes.

Let the dough rest for 45 minutes.

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Relax and take a stroll with your furball while you wait!

Relax and take a stroll with your furball while you wait!

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Your dough pieces should have increased in volume like this. Preheat oven at 375 degrees.

Your dough pieces should have increased in volume like this. Preheat oven at 375 degrees.

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Brush the egg glaze again. Sprinkle black sesame on top (sesame is optional).

Brush the egg glaze again. Sprinkle black sesame on top (sesame is optional).

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In the oven they go! Bake for about 12-17 minutes until browned.

In the oven they go! Bake for about 12-17 minutes until browned.

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TA-DA!! Looks delicious, right? I think, YES! :)

TA-DA!! Looks delicious, right? I think, YES! :)

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