Melonpan – Cookie Covered Bread Rolls

Just like there is no egg in eggplant, there is no melon in melonpan. Who would’ve thunk! As per the various blogs on the www, This much loved Japanese bread gets its name from the characteristic crosshatch shape the Japanese cut a melon in before serving. Here is a cute kiddie song that says there is anko (adzuki beans) in Anpan, Curry in Karepan but the melonpans don’t have any melons.   So what is a Melonpan? A type of Japanese sweet bread. The bread is a soft bun encased in a P√Ęte sablee . The delicate cookie-like crust, is …