Melon Pan - We Knead to Bake # 15

Melon Pan - We Knead to Bake # 15

Melon Pan is a Japanese sweet bread. These soft spongy mildly sweetened buns have a crunchy cookie layer on the top and the two textures is what makes them really special and unique.

I love how attractive they look and they were just as delicious.

The ingredient list and the method maybe long but the bread was really easy to make and it is totally worth the effort. And here's a link to a very helpful video of how this bread is made.

Thanks to Aparna for choosing this wonderful bread for the We Knead to Bake group.

Melon Pan


  • For the bread dough:
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbs milk powder
  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 25 gms butter
  • For the cookie dough:
  • 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • a large pinch of salt
  • 60 gms butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup castor sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • castor sugar/ granulated sugar for dusting
Read the whole recipe on Tasty Treats