No.77 [HARUYO’S RECIPE] SOZAI PAN (Japanese bread with savoury filling)

(Japanese bread with savoury filling)


1 – Put the flour, yeast, salt, sugar and softened butter in a bowl.
2 – Add the warm water.
3 – Mix together with your fingers.
4 – Place dough on a flat surface and knead thoroughly.
5 -Place in an greased bowl and set aside to rise for 40 minutes at 40°C.
6 – While dough is rising, prepare the filling. Chop the onion finely and cut the bacon into
thin slices.
7 – Heat a little oil in a frying pan then fry the onion and the bacon. Season then add some
soy sauce (about a teaspoon).
8 – Place mixture on kitchen roll on a plate and allow to cool.
9 – When the dough has risen, place it on a flat, lightly-floured surface and form into a rectangle
about 20 x 25 cm.
10- Spread the filling on top and then roll up the dough.
11- Cut into 6 slices then place on some aluminium foil.
12- Allow to rise for 20 minutes at 40°C.
13- Spread with the mayonnaise then heat in the oven for 20 minutes at 190°C. Allow to cool then serve.

Tips : The filling can be changed to suit your taste — sweet corn, peppers, carrot, tuna, surimi (processed fish or meat), cheese, ham, etc. You can add flavour by using herbs like basil, thyme or rosemary.



150g bread flour, 4g dried yeast,
3g salt, 15g sugar,
20g butter 105g warm water 50g smoked streaky bacon,
75g onion Salt and pepper, Soy sauce
Oil, Mayonnaise