Melonpan, which many Japanese people (including Dorami-chan, Doraemon's sister) love, is bread covered with cookie dough. Don't get confused: Melonpan was named after melons, but we cannot find any melons in the recipe. "Melon-looking-bread" ­- that's the Melonpan!

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 8 pieces
[Bread dough]

  • 250 g bread flour
  • 2 g dried yeast
  • 1/2 beaten egg
  • 60 mL water
  • 75 g milk
  • 25 g sugar
  • 4 g salt
  • 25 g butter

[Cookie dough]

  1. 200 g all-purpose flour
  2. 60 g sugar
  3. 1/2 beaten egg
  4. 100 g butter
  5. 1 tbsp grated lemon peel


  1. [Preparation of bread dough] In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add sugar, bread flour, and salt.

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  2. Turn onto a table; knead until smooth and elastic.

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  3. Add some butter and knead for more a few minutes. Place the dough in a bowl, cover, and rise in a warm place until doubled.

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  4. [Preparation of cookie dough] In a bowl, put softened butter and stir until the texture becomes creamy. Add some sugar and mix it. Then add beaten egg and grated lemon. And mix it well.

  5. Add all-purpose flour and mix it until it gathers together. Turn onto a table and knead its texture becomes smooth. Then wrap with a wrapping film and put it in a fridge for about 30 minutes.

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  6. Punch the bread dough down and divide the bread dough into eight parts. Cover divided dough with a wrapping film; leave them for 10 minutes.

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  7. Divide the cookie dough into eight parts. Round divided bread dough into a sphere.

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  8. Roll out the cookie dough to make a flat circle. Then take one divided bread dough and cover with the cookie dough.

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  9. Put lines to make mesh pattern like a melon.

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  10. Cover the shaped dough with a wrapping film. And leave it at room temperature for about 60 minutes.

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  11. Pre-heat an oven at 190 ÂșC (374 °F) and bake for about 16 minutes.

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Recipe By Mogco Tokyo

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