Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Apple Custard Roll

 Last Sunday, I had a bakery stall at Japan Festival 2012 in Wellington.
It was my first time to have my bakery. I made 12 kinds of, about 500 pieces of bread and buns a day.
It is Japan festival, so I made sweet pastry buns and  savory buns. Apple custard is one of buns I made for the festival.
I made Melon pan, chocolate melon pan, anpan, pumpkin anpan, chocolate twist, custard twist, sweet potato sesame roll, green tea and black beans roll, sausage roll, ham roll, apple custard, tuna and corn roll...

This recipe, you need to make apple preserve at first.
And the dough willed with custard cream is quite difficult to handle. But once put the it into the muffin cup, and bake it, it would be popping up.

Apple preserve
2 apples (peel and cut into dice)
2 tablespoon of Sugar
1 tablespoon of Lemon juice

In a small sauce pan, heat apple, sugar and lemon juice with low heat, and stir  constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Stir in apple and simmer until apples are transpired.

Apple Custard Roll
(make 8)
300g Bread flour
15g Sugar
5g Salt 
4g Instant dried yeast
15g Unsalted butter
180g Water

Custard cream
Apple preserve

1.  In the mixer or bread machine, combine the all dough ingredients except butter. Knead it 10 minute. Add butter, and knead it another 8 minutes, it can be stretched a paper thin“windowpane.

2. Transfer the dough to a covered container and proof it  at warm room temperature for 1 - 1.5 hours , until it becomes double size.

3.  Pour the dough onto floured counter, then deflate it, knead briefly. Preshape it into a rough ball and let it rest, cover, for 20 minutes.

4.  Shaping. 
 Roll it over about 20 x 25cm with the rolling pin. Get the air out from the dough.
Apply custard cream on the dough. Make 1cm space on the top for sealing. 

Put apple preserve on it.
2. Roll it over. Seal it tightly, then roll it and make it a cylinder.
3. Cut it into 8 pieces.
4. Put muffin cup sheet on the cups.
 Transfer and place them into the muffin cups. It would be hard, because custard cream is sticky.

5.  Place them at warm place (40℃) for 40 minutes until it becomes 1.5 size. And preheat oven at 190℃.

6.  Bake it at 180℃ for 15minutes. Reduce into 160℃ for 5 - 10 minutes.

7. Cool it down on the wire rack. Take it out from the tin. 

It is placed at Yeastspotting


  1. Do you have a custard cream recipe :)

    1. I got custard cream recipe here,

  2. Makoto-san, thank you for the delicious melon pan at the Japanese Festival. Melon pan was my favourite thing to eat for breakfast when I visited Japan, so I was very happy to eat some here in Wellington. Oishikatta desu! Arigato gozaimasu!

    1. thanx for coming and put comment on my blog. I m very happy to hear that :)

  3. I made apple custard rolls today - they are delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

    And now I'll try Japanese...

    Kyo, heika kasutaado pan tsukurimashita - oishikatta desu! Ryourihou wa arigato gozaimasu.

    Ha ha, I hope I got that right :)

    1. haha, good try!
      arigato !!!
      thanks for trying my recipe : )