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Melon Pan

susanfnp's picture

Melon Pan

I recently returned from a trip to Japan, where I encountered melon pan, a sweet enriched bread encrusted with cookie dough. Here's my version of it, not authentically Japanese but good anyway. The recipe is here. Although July is not the best month to go (hot and humid!), Japan is a wonderful country with amazingly hospitable people. Everything they make is exquisitely beautiful, and my bread cannot do justice to theirs, but it was fun to make!

Melon pan



Floydm's picture

Nice. Those look great.

A Japanese baker posted her melon bread recipe on this site a few years ago. I baked it once or twice and it turned out quite good.