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How to Bake Monggo Bread Basket

Updated on December 13, 2012
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Monggo Bread Basket is a simple bread recipe that is very popular among Asian children and young adults. This baked product is plain bread roll filled with monggo paste (Mung Bean Paste) and shaped like a native basket where its name was derived. Mung beans are small green legumes usually just called bean sprouts. The mung bean is very nutritious and easy to digest. Glazed with butter or condensed milk then topped with grated cheese, this baked goody is so appealing in its looks and taste.

Cook Time

Prep time: 2 hours
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 2 hours 30 min
Yields: 500 grams of flour produces 24 pieces of bread


  • 500 grams Flour First Class
  • 20 grams Vegetable shortening
  • 20 grams Skimmed Milk Powder
  • 6 grams Salt
  • 10 grams Butter
  • 80 grams Sugar white
  • 8 grams Instant Yeast
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 5 grams Bread Improver
  • 240 ml Water
  • 275 grams Monggo Paste


  1. Mix all ingredients well in a clean container except for the Monggo paste.
  2. If you have a dough kneader, knead the mixture for about 15 minutes or until the dough is ready. Experienced bakers would easily know if a dough is ready by simply pinching or stretching the dough. If you are a beginner, the dough is ready if has reached a rubbery consistency.
  3. If you have a dough roller, pass the dough into the machine for about two minutes to get a finer consistency.
  4. Place the dough in a clean table, cover with cloth or plastic and let rest for about ten minutes.
  5. Cut the dough into 50 grams piece each. Then fill each piece with about a teaspoon of the Monggo Paste and seal the dough.
  6. Here comes the tricky part. Flatten each dough then shape into a small basket. Kindly look at the pictures below to visualize the technique in shaping the dough.
  7. Place each dough in a baking sheet or pan and let rest and rise for one hour in a cool draft free area.
  8. Once the dough pieces has risen to about double the original size, bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes or until slightly golden brown.
  9. Glaze the baked bread with butter or condensed milk then top with grated cheese.

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      Jai89 5 years ago from Cardiff

      looks delicious, I might just make me some of these.

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      thefamilybaker 5 years ago from Philippines

      Hi chef-de-jour, you can use other fillers like purple jam and other kinds of jams. Thank you all for your comments.

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      Andrew Spacey 5 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

      Excellent effort. Your photos are great and the instructions very easy to follow - very important for novices like me! Monggo - interesting word.

      Can you use other fillers or is this specific to the bread rolls?

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      This is a great recipe hub! I really enjoy your photos and step-by-step instructions. The basket shape of this bread is unique and would be fun to make at home. I look forward to seeing lots more fascinating and yummy recipes in the future!