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Mushi Pan (Steamed Bread)

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Mushi Pan are steamed bread, but they are more of an in between of bread and cake.  Japantimes actually had an article about these mushi pan: http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fl20010617a2.html
 
The ones I made are not as soft as the supermart’s ones, but they still taste good, not too sweet. AND… becos I have matcha powder (bought in Uji, Kyoto) and I don’t have cocoa powder, so it’s Matcha flavoured again.
 

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Matcha Chocolate Mushi Pan
 (Made 3 with the alunimium holders)
 
Ingredients:
½   cup (75g) all purpose flour
1½ Tbsp. Matcha powder
1    tsp. baking powder
1    egg (small) (If using large egg, use 3 Tbsp of milk)
4    Tbsp. milk
2    Tbsp. sugar
1    Tbsp. vegetable oil (Original recipe used 2 Tbsp)
2-3 Tbsp. chocolate chips
(I don’t have chocolate chips, so I replaced with one “Melty Chocolate” in the middle and oreo bits on top, you can mix in the oreo bits as well, I forgot to do that.)
 
Directions:

1. Fill a pot with water to 2/3 full and bring it to a boil (and turn off the heat if you are not ready yet). 
2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and Matcha powder. Whisk them about 20 times. (This is a shortcut for sifting.)
3. In a small bowl, combine egg, milk, sugar, and vegetable oil and whisk them all together.
4. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and mix until smooth.
5. Add toppings (chocolate chips, oreo bits, whatever you like) and mix well.
6. Pour the mixture into the cups.
7. Place the cups in the pot and cover to cook 8 minutes. Stick a wooden toothpick or skewer into the mushi pan. When it comes out clean (without wet batter), remove them from the pan and cool down.

I am submitting this Mushi Pan to Aspiring Bakers #8: Bread Seduction (June 2011), hosted by Jasmine of  The Sweetylicious.

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2 responses »

  1. Thank you so much for linking back to me! Your Matcha mushipan looks SOOO GOOD! Hope you are enjoying your stay in Japan. Which part of Japan do you live? Enjoy the rest of your stay! 🙂

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    • Thanks! Your kids are sooo cute and the mushi-pan they made looks good too, just that I don;t have cocoa powder, if not I would love to make chocolate ones… hee.. I am in Oita Prefecture, but I will be returning home soon… 🙂

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