An-pan is a deeelicious treat that is a staple in the Japanese diet. There is not a single supermarket or bakery in Japan that doesn't sell it and it is loved by all. An-pan is pretty much bread filled with sweetened red bean paste. (That's the 'an' part, and 'pan' means bread.) My dad isn't a huge fan of it, because during his first days in Japan he bit into one thinking there would be chocolate or custard inside. I think he's held a grudge against them since then.
this recipe to make them, and I think it was a success. They looked pretty much like the real thing and tasted pretty good too. I might add a little more milk or add less flour to keep the pan part moister. It also took longer to rise than the recipe said, but that could have been an error on my part. Making sure it properly rises in all the steps is key, people.
You should click HERE for a little surprise. This is how much an-pan is loved by all in Japan.