Where I live it is not easy to get to a Japanese bakery or specialist Japanese shop to buy the breads that can be found readily in Japan.
So when my husband and I fancy a bit of melon pan (sweet melon shaped bread) or Kare pan (curry bread), into the kitchen I go for a few hours of work.
Not that I’m complaining really, the end results are delicious!
I decided to try some special melon pan for my husband who loves the stuff.
Unfortunately I didn’t get any pictures of them before they went in the oven which is such a shame.
I decided to make them into heart shapes.
I mixed some pink food colouring in to the bread dough for the inside and some red food colouring into the cookie dough for the outside.
They looked fabulous on the baking tray, bright red shaped love hearts sprinkled with sugar and scored to be more melon-y.
Do you often make special food treats for the ones you love?