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How to: Korean Egg Bread

Korean Egg Bread
계란빵

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Today’s blog post is another Korean food recipe: Korean Egg Bread!

Gyeran bbang translates to “egg bread”. Egg bread is a popular street food sold in South Korea, as it consists of a sweet and slightly savoury muffin with the addition of a cooked egg. These egg breads are moist yet  not overly sweet with a hint of saltiness.

This recipe makes 6 pieces of egg bread.

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Ingredients:

1 cup of all-purpose flour
6 small eggs (weighing approximately 4.5 grams)
2 large eggs (weighing approximately 6.5 grams)
2/4 cup salted melted butter
4 tbsp of sugar
¼ cup of room temperature milk
¾ tsp of baking powder
½ tsp of vanilla essence
Salt

Method:

  1. Whisk 2 large eggs until foamy. Add 4 tbsp of sugar and whisk until sugar dissolves. Add ½ tsp of vanilla essence.
  2. Sift the all-purpose flour and baking powder into the egg mixture.
  3. Pour the melted butter and milk* into the batter and give it a good mix. If you are using unsalted butter, add in a ¼ tsp of salt.
    * Remember to use room temperature milk. Cold milk will harden the melted butter. Hot milk will slightly cook the egg mixture.
  4. Brush the surface of your desired mold (you may also choose to use large muffin pans or large paper muffin cups, or small oven safe bowls/cups) with melted butter, ensuring that the muffin does not stick to the mold when you are trying to remove the delicious treats later on.
    When the batter is well mixed, scoop about two tbsp the batter into each mold. Make sure the batter fully covers the bottom surface of the molds.
  5. Crack a small egg on top of the batter of each, then cover the egg with the rest of the batter. Sprinkle a bit of salt onto each.
  6. Preheat the oven to 175OC and bake the egg bread for about 25 minutes.
  7. After 25 minutes, the bread should be golden brown on top. Turn the oven off but leave it in the oven for another 5 minutes, to assure that the egg inside is perfectly cooked.
  8. Using a skewer, poke each piece of bread to check if the egg is done cooking. If the skewer comes out clean, it is done and ready to serve.

 

The egg bread tastes best when served warm. Despite this, these are just plain with egg. You can add cheese or bacon into them as well or choose to sprinkle some green onions or parsley, or both!

Remember to share this recipe with your friends and family. If you give this recipe a try, please share a photo with us using the hashtag #lifesespresso on Instagram!

 

 

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