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Orange Shokupan

Shokupan for summer
Prep Time 3 hrs
Cook Time 40 mins
Course all
Cuisine Japanese


  • stand mixer
  • bowl
  • oven
  • 205×100×120 mm Shokupan mold


  • 375 g bread flour
  • 30 g sugar
  • 7 g salt
  • 6 g instant dry yeast
  • 30 g unsalted butter
  • 60 g candied orange peel
  • 1 large egg (65g)
  • 100 ml water
  • 160 ml orange juice

Bread pudding custard

  • 1 large egg
  • tbs sugar
  • 150 ml whole milk
  • ½ ts vanilla paste or essence


Orange Shokupan

  • Rinse the syrup of candied orange peel. Pat dry, and mince.
  • Put your flour, sugar, and salt into a stand mixer
    Run the stand mixer until combine, then add in the yeast.
  • Mix water and egg well until the egg white loses its firmness.
    Add into the flour mixture with slow and steady stream.
    Continue mixing, and add in orange juice.
  • Keep the mixer running until the gluten develpped, a dough for about 8 minutes.
    Stop the mixer, pinch the dough and stretches paper-thin almost see-through, add in unsalted butter and run the mixer for about 3 mins. 
  • Give it a test again, if the dough looks good, it's time to add orange peel.
    When the dough comes back together, Shape into a ball, stretch the surface to keep the gas inside.
    Put the dough in the greased bowl.
    Cover with plastic, and leave it at a warm spot for about 45 mins, until almost double in volume.
  • Punch the dough and put it back to the bowl.
    Leave it another 30 mins until double in volume.
    It provides fresh oxygen to the dough to activate the yeast even more.
  • Take out the dough onto the working surface, divide into 3. (about 270g )
    Take 10 mins Bench rest.
    Bench rest relaxes the dough for the final shaping.
    ※Dust with minimum amount of flour.
  • Gently shape into a ball again, since this dough is rich, if you remove all the gas, the fermentation process is going too slow.
    and roll into a ball and give it a tension on the surface.
    Pinch to seal the dough and put it in a greased mold.
  • Cover with plastic or shower cap, and let it rise for 45 mins or until a little bit over the edge.
    While the final proofing, preheat the oven for 100℃.
    It took me 50 mins to fully rise.
  • Put it in 100℃ oven, and reset the temperature to 200 ℃.
    Bake it 40 mins in total.
    This bread is likely to burn quickly, so cover with aluminum foil when it starts browning. 
  • Take out and tap several times onto your working surface and then take out.
    What this does is removing the hot air inside the bread, and prevent shrinking.
  • Slice when it's cool.

Bread pudding

  • Whisk egg and sugar together, and add in whole milk.
    Add vanilla.
    Place diced orange Shokupan in the baking dish, and pour over the egg mixture.
    Submerge the bread and let it soak up the custard.
    Bake it for 15 to 18 mins at 180℃.
    Orange peel gives it a nice crunch and aroma, and the bread pudding tastes so special. 
Keyword baking, japaese recipe, japanese cooking, japanese cuisine, sandwich bread, shokupan