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How to Make Melonpan (Melon Pan / Melon Bread Recipe) | Cooking with Dog

August 25, 2019

Hi, I’m Francis, the host of this show “Cooking with Dog.” Let’s make the cookie dough first. Whisk the butter until creamy. Gradually add the sugar, mix and dissolve in the butter. When the color turns to white, gradually add the beaten egg and mix. Do not add the egg at once, otherwise the butter will separate. Bring the butter and egg to room temperature before use. This will make them easier to mix and the sugar will dissolve better. Add the baking powder to the cake flour and mix with a spatula. Sift the flour mixture into a bowl. Sift it again. Add one third of the cake flour to the butter mixture. Lightly mix with a spatula. Add another one third of the flour and lightly mix. Add the rest and stir until all the flour is thoroughly mixed. Be careful not to over-mix the dough. Place the dough on the cooking tray covered with plastic wrap. Rub bread flour on your hands and shape the dough into a cylinder. Cover with the plastic wrap. Cool down the cookie dough in a fridge for over 1 hour. Let’s make the bread dough next. Add the sugar, salt, non-fat dry milk powder and instant yeast to the bread flour. Whisk the flour mixture well. Dilute the beaten egg with the warm water. Gradually pour it into the flour and stir with a spatula until evenly mixed. Clean the spatula with a scraper and place the flour mixture on a pastry board. Gather the crumble flour mixture and form it into a ball. Briefly knead it with your hands. Throw the dough on the pastry board, fold it away, grab the side of the dough and throw it again. Gather the dough with the scraper. Knead the dough with your hands using your body weight. Repeat this process until the dough is less sticky. Flatten the dough and spread on the butter. Gather the rim of the dough toward the center and knead in the butter. When the butter is mixed in, gather the dough with the scraper and form a dough ball. Like shown before, continue to throw the dough on the board. Knead the dough on the board and throw again. Repeat this throwing and rolling process for 10 minutes. The dough is now smooth and glossy. As shown in the video, shape the dough into a ball and replace it in the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let it sit in a warm place for 40 minutes. This conventional oven can keep its inside warm for fermentation. The dough has now risen by 50% in volume. Remove the plastic wrap. Dip your finger in bread flour and make a hole in the dough. If the hole quickly disappears, the dough needs more fermentation. Measure the dough to get the total weight. Dust bread flour on the pastry board and put on the dough. Flatten the dough and remove the gas inside. Roll the dough into a long cylinder. Divide the pre-measured dough into 5 even pieces. Make sure they are equal in weight. Spread the dough toward the other side of the cutting surface. Shape each dough piece into a ball. Make sure the bottom is tightly closed. Line up the dough balls on the cooking tray dusted with flour. Cover with plastic wrap and let them rest for 20 minutes at a room temperature. In the meantime, let’s shape the cookie dough into round sheets. Divide the dough into 5 pieces. Measure each piece and make sure they are equal in weight. Put a bit of bread flour on your hands and shape each dough piece into a ball. Place the ball on plastic wrap, cover with another wrap and press with the side of the scraper. Placing a three and a half inch diameter drawing under the wrap will help you get an equal set of cookie sheets. Line up the cookie sheets on the cooking tray dusted with flour. Sit the tray in the fridge while the bread dough is resting. This will make the cookie dough easier to handle. Let’s shape the dough into Melonpan. Reshape each bread dough into a ball, cover with the cookie sheet and adjust the shape. Hold the dough upside down and stretch the cookie sheet up to the center. Pinch the bottom of the bread dough and dip the cookie dough in sugar. Hold the Melonpan on your palm and make a diamond pattern on top with the scraper. Line up the Melonpan on the baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Let the Melonpan sit in the warm place for the second fermentation. This conventional oven can keep the inside at about 100 degrees °F. After 40 minutes of the second rise, the Melonpan are almost doubled in volume. Let’s bake the Melonpan. Preheat the conventional oven at 340 degrees °F and bake the Melonpan for about 12 minutes. When each Melonpan gets slightly brown on top, remove the baking sheet from the oven. Cool them down on a cooling rack and they are ready to serve! You can also let the dough rise in a styrofoam box filled with warm water. In that case, cover the bowl with a plastic bag and make sure the steam won’t wet the dough. The fermentation time depends on its temperature so be careful not to over-rise the dough. Good luck in the kitchen!


  • Reply CharonTheSabercat September 3, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    I made this recipe! It took a lot of time, and I don't think I did it exactly right because I don't have a scale and had to convert it all to English units, but the end result was still delicious! It was so amazing! Thank you so much, Chef and Francis!!!

  • Reply SomethingBlank September 8, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    you remind me of satanichia (gabriel dropout) (anime) always having her melon bread stolen by the dog

  • Reply Tracky September 12, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    Now I can make these for Satania

  • Reply Jesus Salvador com Nilza Caetano September 13, 2018 at 1:21 am

    Brigada amada se não se escrevel se escreva em meu canal me escrevi no seu querida vi seu comentario em meu canal Deus lhe abençõe 🙋👏🙌

  • Reply Albert Soro September 13, 2018 at 10:45 am

    where the fuck is the melon

  • Reply Kagura chan September 21, 2018 at 9:34 am

    Here to honour Satania

  • Reply 3D Cartoonist September 23, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    I m thinking about
    a chocolate version

  • Reply Isa M September 24, 2018 at 12:23 am

    This time I was super careful with the ingredients and following the instructions, and the batch's now airing after coming out from the oven. They were perfectly golden after the 12 minutes (I followed the instructions with insane precision, measuring everything up to the gram). Can't wait to try them 🙂

  • Reply Rebecca Nelson September 28, 2018 at 5:41 am

    I just made two batches of this it took about 7 hours but I was also making some cookies. I replaced the dry milk powder for 3 caps filled of whole milk. Thank you sooo much for posting this. I haven't been able to find any melon pan at the grocery stores near me. All of the asian grocers are Vietnamese and Chinese. ^-^ I've always wanted to try. I love your recipes. Thank you Chef and Francis

  • Reply Trebor Repard October 6, 2018 at 8:20 am

    That’s a lot of work for just a teeny tiny nub of dough. Looks delicious though!

  • Reply R&M XP October 16, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Oh hey Satania your Favorite melon pan bread is here 😂

  • Reply Jøy October 21, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Can i use full fat dry milk? Or do I have to use low fat?

  • Reply Jøy October 21, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    I just made this, and it turned out perfect! Thank you for this wonderful tutorial.

  • Reply mrs sofia October 23, 2018 at 11:11 am

    The dough before baked is sooo cute

  • Reply yuka huruhashi October 25, 2018 at 1:09 pm


  • Reply Jordan Guajardo October 28, 2018 at 3:44 am

    And where the hell, is the melon flavor come from?

  • Reply Myat Kyi La' Thein November 10, 2018 at 1:10 am

    nom nom melonpan is my favorite bread, all the love to the chef and Francis.

  • Reply Finley Forwood November 18, 2018 at 2:29 am

    I failed no nut november because of this

  • Reply Aaron Quak November 19, 2018 at 8:11 am

    I wish I knew what the expiration date was… …

  • Reply ᅳ Faybun November 21, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    can make the melon pan smaller in size ? what do I need to change if I make it smaller ? can I still follow the same recipe and direction but just make like 10 small ones?

  • Reply pvp979gaming November 25, 2018 at 1:18 am

    what up with that dogs nose does it have aids`?

  • Reply Jerry smith November 25, 2018 at 9:39 am

    I'm not into anime anymore but I used to be reallllyy into anime and Manga when i was younger. melon bread is really special to me. if anyone knows the anime D.E.A.R.S with the aliens? they love melon bread and got me obsessed with it. DELICIOUS

  • Reply Sneha Singh November 27, 2018 at 9:51 am

    That dog has got better hairstyle than me

  • Reply Dusch Gel November 27, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Shana is definitely waiting for the finished product like me. XD.

  • Reply mebug November 30, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Wait, this is not Melon pan I was looking for

  • Reply Fiona Yaas December 1, 2018 at 7:44 am

    Poor dog had to sit there the whole time

  • Reply G Ulmerton December 1, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    It looks super good! But too long process. I don’t have the patience.

  • Reply Moo Abdzar December 7, 2018 at 5:57 am

    I'd rather pay $1 for a Melon Pan rather than spending hours and hours to make it.

  • Reply JJ Chen December 9, 2018 at 1:05 pm


  • Reply IJustChoked December 17, 2018 at 6:36 am

    That one moment when you are so bad at cooking that you burn the dough while it is in the fridge…

  • Reply PoongiMin December 23, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    Can i use margarine instead of butter?

  • Reply Mashiron December 23, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    I hope that Satania come to my house now

  • Reply S A D N E S S December 24, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Dang it I thought we were making Melonpan with the dog in the recipe

  • Reply Jon Copeland-Low December 29, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Is that tiny whisk? That is tiny whisk! Babish, I've found him!

  • Reply mynamebestname January 1, 2019 at 10:22 pm


  • Reply Lizard Wink January 6, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    That’s ironic.

  • Reply boeuf3000 January 10, 2019 at 4:18 am

    cooking mama?

  • Reply Danilo Espinoza Pino January 11, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    where me melon at?

  • Reply fly like a butterfly January 12, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    i'll make a melonpan to my girlfriend, its her fav food 💕

  • Reply Michelle Reese January 22, 2019 at 5:42 am

    I will love to make melon pan !! Can you write me the recipe please?? よろしくお願いします🙇‍♀️!!

  • Reply Andrzej795 January 22, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    I made doubled recipe and they turned out delicious. I couldn't resist and ate 5 myself.

  • Reply omkr 01 February 7, 2019 at 4:38 am

    Not picured – The Melon Pan eating dog that prevents Satania Sama from eating this delicious bun.

  • Reply carrot brown February 11, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Tvmisha japonya'ya gidemesem de kendim yaparIm

  • Reply Shabina Malik February 12, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    It looks so yummy

  • Reply Garouchieflol .Gaming February 16, 2019 at 2:19 am

    i like my bread with orange juice over milk am i weird? also i like more carrot and beetroot cakes over sweet ones

  • Reply Sam M February 17, 2019 at 5:18 am

    ahhh es una concha de pan dulce…

  • Reply WeiYinChan March 16, 2019 at 1:21 am

    It’s called pineapple-bun in Hong Kong. Just like melonpan in Japanese, the name comes from its resemblance of pineapple or melon due to the pattern on the crusty top, not because there’s actually fruit in it. There are versions with these pineapples or melon in it because people thought it’d be funny to actually add them in to match up with the name. People need to educate themselves lol.

  • Reply A Can Of Beans March 29, 2019 at 9:24 pm


  • Reply Nami K March 31, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Usually I don’t leave comments on youtube, but I must say after so many times of failing to make Melonpan for several years I finally succeed today after trying your recipe for the first time! I want to thank you soooo much for this wonderful tutorial!

  • Reply Krishna Anand Shiva March 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Could you give a vegan recipe

  • Reply Joys Ann April 3, 2019 at 5:36 am

    is there any measurements for Cups. thanks.

  • Reply Maurice K April 4, 2019 at 1:07 am

    Oh my god the nostalgia! This was the first cooking with dog video I have ever watched years ago! And I still love the recipe!

  • Reply Kagura chan April 4, 2019 at 10:55 am

    So I tried making this
    And the cookie dough came out perfectly
    But I have no idea why
    But when I try making the bread dough
    The dough isn’t sticky
    It’s slimey and it’s hard
    It just keeps spreading
    I feel like I put too much yeast

  • Reply The Gamer Nerd April 13, 2019 at 3:18 am

    Shana Approved✓

  • Reply Vanessa Bulintao April 14, 2019 at 8:46 am

    That look so perfect!! 😍

  • Reply Brillo G April 17, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    en mexico se llaman conchas es el pan mas comun junto a la micha

  • Reply WeebMan May 3, 2019 at 6:25 am

    So ur saying…
    Melon pan dont have melon….
    I feel deceived

  • Reply Macaron chan May 4, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    Oh god, im a japanese living in France and its been a year without melon pan.. and i need it!!! Im gonna bake some tomorrow thanks for the recipe and your cute video 🙂 Although im late.. 2019 anyone? 😮

  • Reply Lara Lara Lara Lara May 5, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    i should do my homework.. why am i like this..

  • Reply omkr 01 May 6, 2019 at 11:43 am

    The Dai Akuma Future Queen of Hell Satania Sama approves of this video!

  • Reply Orietta Cristoforetti May 12, 2019 at 7:18 am

    Sottotitoli molte lingue ma non in italiano .. perché!??

  • Reply BJ19 ws May 19, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    "Speak "friend" and enter. Gandalf, what's the Elvish word for "friend"?"



  • Reply 時岡さなえ May 28, 2019 at 3:05 am

    I thought melonpan originated in Switzerland

  • Reply that one guy May 29, 2019 at 5:46 am

    Nice i may try that

  • Reply Tanya bleudragon May 30, 2019 at 3:22 am

    …so that's not just a microwave…huh

  • Reply m 2222 June 2, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    Why is this in my recommendation list?

  • Reply Chiicake June 6, 2019 at 9:35 am

    the only thing that bothered me a lot was that when she was whisking the butter it was just stuck inside not getting mixed at all and i didnt understand why she just kept whisking :0

  • Reply Bambi June 13, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    What bread is the same in Japanese as it is in Spanish?! I'm shocked wow such different languages that's one of the last languages I'd expect to share any words and also melon is the same? Except ours has the acento so it's melón

  • Reply Rose C. June 18, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    In the video it looked like u added granulated sugar instead of powdered sugar like it says in the ingredients??? Or am I just blind🤔🤔

  • Reply lap law June 27, 2019 at 10:11 am

    everybody talking about Shana but not Satania

  • Reply Linda June 29, 2019 at 1:14 am

    Dog is so cute, my heart is melting 💕

  • Reply Taquito July 20, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    And the melon?

  • Reply wasabi baby July 20, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    its 2am here and i wanna make this now!!! :(((

  • Reply Richard Bautista July 21, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    The poor dog is soo sleepy 😔😭

  • Reply ThatDutchguy August 3, 2019 at 6:39 am

    😥 this wasn't a Korean cooking show.

    Had me going there,….jeeezzz what a title.

  • Reply Chiharu Mukae August 3, 2019 at 10:20 am


  • Reply KaiserRedGamer August 5, 2019 at 6:08 am

    Dorami wants to know your location

  • Reply parabellum August 6, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    Don't eat dog

  • Reply Agung Rizki August 11, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Melonpan without a Melon?

  • Reply rozzenmaidden August 12, 2019 at 6:29 am

    A mí no me engañan, eso es una concha!

  • Reply Ahamster Channel_76 August 13, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Doraemi where are you !!!!

  • Reply Random Things August 14, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    Looks delicious😍 I will try this. Thank you for the recipee. Thank you for whoever did the english subtitle.

  • Reply MPDN Sharocko August 14, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    That microwave seems very versatile

  • Reply favo63 August 16, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Omg i't been 8 years already… time really flies

  • Reply tippa teacup August 17, 2019 at 4:20 am

    I love when he says, "pour the mixture into a bowl"

  • Reply MsMondbluemchen月の花 August 18, 2019 at 4:27 pm


    おいしそう ( ̄w ̄)Ψ

  • Reply No_original_content August 19, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Soo there's no melon in melon pan… ?

  • Reply musk8n August 19, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    These take sooo long to make but it is worth it!! I’ve made this recipe twice now 😊

  • Reply Riyguy Gaming August 20, 2019 at 12:56 am

    thanks YT recommendations

  • Reply Star Wars x EXO Collab August 21, 2019 at 5:02 am

    This melon bread look very KAWAII-DESU 😍

  • Reply Ashiya Victor August 21, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    I like the accent-

  • Reply Vietnam Flashback August 22, 2019 at 10:23 am


    Youtube: o hei , WoUlD u LiKe To SeE WaTeRmElOn PaN bRed???!?!

  • Reply Nina nooneknows August 23, 2019 at 12:16 am

    I think it's interesting how different the idea of "bread" is here. As a northern european, when I hear "bread" I think of a staple non-dinner food ingredient, mostly sandwich breads of different kinds (wheat bread and toast and rye bread in particular, especially dark-colored rye sourdough if I were to say "leipä" instead). But melon bread is more of a not-so-sweet sweet bun with cookie on top. Since my knowledge of Japan is primarily limited to a few anime shows, it's pretty weird to see the characters drool over "bread" as a treat!

  • Reply Saku chann August 23, 2019 at 1:35 am

    It's 3 am

  • Reply QENTA August 23, 2019 at 8:33 am

    When and why did this video appear in my recommendations list

    Not complaining tho

  • Reply Dillon L-X. August 24, 2019 at 5:53 am

    Anyone else think of the dog and Satania from Gabriel Dropout?

    One more thing, Why did we get this recommended 8 years late?

  • Reply Curie [Twitch] August 24, 2019 at 6:27 am

    So intricate, so perfect. I can imagine biting into a fresh melon pan. I want now!

  • Reply Luuxyy August 24, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    5:29 um… that looks wrong xD

  • Reply Anthop Anino August 24, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    And here I always thought it was melon flavored 😛 what a lovely host to show me I was wrong

  • Reply Cauich August 24, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Esto parece una concha :U

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