“Melon Pain” or melon bread is a popular type of bread in Japan.
Slightly sweet soft bun wrapped with sweet crunchy cookie.
You will see the lines on top, which mimics the melon-like look.
My mother would make melon bread for us, but hers always had melon flavor from melon extract.
But today you will find melon bread with all kinds of flavors.
These (two pics above) were right before going into the oven.
The red one is raspberry flavored, and the white one is vanilla.
You can see the crunchy cookie top on the soft bun.
The contrast in the texture makes this bread so interesting.
Melon bread has been quite challenging for me to veganize.
This is my second attempt, and I’m getting better; the buns were perfect actually, whereas, the cookie part can still use some improvement.
They are actually quite good, but they are just not the same as my mother’s.