Recipe: Shokupan [Square Bread] from "ACCA: 13 Territory Inspection Department"

Recipe: Shokupan [Square Bread] from “ACCA: 13 Territory Inspection Department”

Crunchyroll FEATURE: Cooking With Anime – Shokupan from “ACCA: 13 Territory Inspection Department” –


Recipe taken from here. Ingredient measurements below shifted slightly to accomodate US measurements, which I hand-weighed out.

  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 4 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 2 tbs dried milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbs softened butter

*You will also need to purchase a shokupan. I got mine here. 

To Make: 

1. Combine water, sugar, and yeast. Stir together and set aside for 5-10 minutes.

2. When foamy, pour into a stand mixer bowl along with powdered milk, flour, and salt. Knead with dough hook for 7-8 minutes.

3. Then, add in softened butter. Knead for another 7-8 minutes until smooth and tacky to touch.

4. Shape dough into a ball in the bowl, cover bowl with plastic wrap, and set aside for 1 hour someplace warm or until doubled in size.

5. Prepare shokupan pan- butter all sides thoroughly, including lid. Preheat oven to 400 Fahrenheit.

6. When dough is ready, flour a work surface and turn dough out onto the surface. Pat gently to get some of the air out. Divide into 4 pieces.

7. Shape each piece into a smooth ball with rough edges tucked underneath.

8. Place balls side by side in the pan, and put the lid on. Set the pan aside for 1 last rise, about 45 minutes or until dough is 3/4 of the way up the pan.

9. Bake for 40-45 minutes with the lid on, or until golden brown with a hard crust to the touch.

10. Allow to cool, about 30 minutes to an hour.

11. And now it’s done!!


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Shoku Pan Recipe

Shoku Pan Recipe

Yield: 12cmx12cmx25cm Shoku Pan baking pan with lid

  • 10 g dry yeast
  • 40 g sugar
  • 420 ml water, lukewarm
  • 600 g bread flour
  • 20 g dried milk
  • 10 g salt
  • 40 g butter, room temperature


  1. Oil the bread pan with oil or butter. Preheat oven at 400F.
  2. In a bowl of a stand mixer, add yeast, sugar, and warm water, and whisk well. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Add bread flour, dried milk, and salt to the mixer bowl, and knead for 7-8 minutes with a dough hook. Then add soft butter and knead for another 7-8 minutes.
  4. When the dough becomes smooth, make it into a ball, then let it rise covered with plastic for about 1 hour or until doubled.
  5. Divide the dough into 4 pieces, make into balls, and put them in the pan side by side. Let it rise again about 45 minutes, covered, or until the dough rises to 3/4 of the height of the pan.
  6. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes. Remove immediately from the pan.