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091017 – Red Bean Pastry
091019, 7:25 pm
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Red Bean Pastry

Yum, yum – dim sum!  I have been craving these since going grocery shopping down in China Town last week.  I was first introduced to red bean pastries by a friend in college, and have gotten sporadic cravings ever since.  I used sweetened, canned red bean paste for the filling, but have seen recipes to make your own red bean paste online.

  • 1/2 C lukewarm water
  • 1/2 T granulated yeast
  • 1/2 T salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 C honey
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 2 1/2 C  all purpose flour
  • egg wash (a bit of beaten egg with 1 t water)
  1. Mix yeast, salt, eggs, honey and melted butter with water in a bowl.
  2. Mix in the flour without kneading using a wooden spoon or your hands.
  3. Cover and allow to rest at room temperature until dough rises and collapses, approx 2 hours.
  4. Dust the dough with flour and then shape into a ball. Divide into 8 equal portions.
  5. Shape each portion into a ball, flatten into a circle and add 1 tbs of red bean paste at the center. Fold over and re-shape into a ball. Repeat with the rest of the rolls.
  6. Allow to rest for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 350F.  Using a pastry brush, gently brush the top of the crust with egg wash, sprinkle with black sesame seeds.
  8. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Cool on a wire rack.

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