Matcha and Red Beans Bun

Matcha and Red Beans Bun

Why not make your own homemade matcha and red bean buns?! Steamed fluffy perfection that is good for you and the planet! Join me and my friends at @beansishow and @chefsmanifesto in increasing world beans consumption for the sustainability of our food systems and the environment!

Matcha and Red Beans Bun

Matcha and Red Beans Bun

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Course: MainCuisine: AsianDifficulty: Easy


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  • Filling
  • 450 g dried red beans

  • 3 1/2 cups water

  • 5 grams dried orange peel

  • 1 cup vegetable oil (250 ml)

  • 190 grams rock sugar

  • A pinch of salt

  • Ingredient A
  • 2 tbsp bread flour

  • 2 tbsp water

  • 4 tbsp milk

  • Ingredient B
  • 70 grams sugar

  • 120 ml milk

  • 1 tbsp yeast

  • Ingredient C
  • 320 grams bread flour

  • 2 tbsp matcha powder

  • 1 tsp salt

  • Other
  • 1 egg

  • 3 tbsp butter


  • For filling, cook beans with water in a pressure cooker for 45 mins. Drain and leave to cool before blitzing into a puree. In a wok, heat oil, red bean puree, sugar and salt together until it becomes thick. Leave to cool. Divide and shape into 25g balls.
  • Heat ingredients A till thickened. Set aside.
  • Mix ingredients B together and set aside.
  • Sift ingredients C together. Add in ingredients B and egg. Mix well. Add ingredients A which has been cooled down. Mix well.
  • Once you get a soft dough, continue kneading adding 1 tbsp of butter at a time. Leave to rise for 45 mins with a damp cloth.
  • Punch down and divide to 9 balls of 56g. Flatten and wrap red bean filling. Place in a greased baking tray. And cover with damp cloth and leave to rise for another 30 mins or till double their original size.
  • Steam for 15 mins and then turn off heat and leave for another 5 minutes.

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