Shokupan was introduced to our farmers market stands in 2017, as a way for our friends and family to enjoy our jams on a slice of toast with butter.
Alessandra, Ayako's daughter, developed the recipe using her childhood memory of this bread as the foundation for its final iteration. Shokupan in Japan is ubiquitous and popular for its versatility. Available at the 7-11 and train station bakeries, whether in crustless sandwich form or as toast, there is a shared fondness for the twist tied sandwich slices that line the shelves at the Japanese grocery. Also known as Japanese Milk Bread, shokupan is distinctive for its feathery and cloud-like in texture, square formm, and blonde crust, For many, it evokes the humble pleasure of a classic white bread, but with the texture and flavor of artisanal bread.