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How To Make Anman


A traditional Japanese snack that you can easily make at home!



  • 300 grams cake flour
  • 5 grams baking powder
  • 3 grams dry active yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon skim milk powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Anko (red bean paste)
  • Black sesame seeds

Let's get Cooking...

  1. Combine the flour, baking powder, yeast, sugar, skim milk powder and salt in a bowl. Add the warm water and knead until combined.
  2. Add the vegetable oil and combine. Transfer to a floured surface and knead until combined. Transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Set in a warm area and let rise for 40 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough into 10 even pieces and shape them into balls. Cover with a damp dish towel and rest for 15 minutes. Flatten each ball of dough into a pancake and place some red bean paste in the center. Seal the buns closed, place some sesame seeds on top and cover with a damp dish towel. Let rest for 15 minutes.
  4. Place each bun on a square of wax paper and steam for 12 minutes and enjoy!