Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Wagashi Recipe

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This wagashi recipe makes amazingly simple and wonderful Japanese nerikiri. Highlighting natively constructed shiro-an (white bean glue) and sweet rice flour, this bona fide wagashi recipe makes certain to please and dazzle!

Since my outing to Japan, I’ve been SO enamored with the specialty of Japanese cooking. All things considered, obviously the Japanese public have an approach to making food, indeed, really a craftsmanship.

While I was in Japan, I ate heaps of Japanese rarities – and each chomp appeared to be preferable over the one preceding! In the event that you don’t trust me, look at this post to see a portion of the food I ate (and why I think they are GORGEOUS).

So to pay tribute to Japanese treats, I’m eager to impart to you a recipe for my thought process is the most lovely and sly of all Japanese Wagashi: the Nerikiri!

WHAT IS NERIKIRI WAGASHI?

As indicated by Bokksu, an exceptional Japanese nibble membership program:

Wagashi is an expansive term used to portray customary Japanese sugary treats that are regularly delighted in with green tea. Wagashi means “Japanese desserts” or “Japanese tidbits” … There are numerous varieties of wagashi, yet… normal sorts of wagashi incorporate mochi, daifuku, nerikiri, and rakugan.

Furthermore, today, we’ll be sharing a straightforward recipe to make Nerikiri Wagashi, which is made with white bean glue and sweet rice flour.

Fixings TO MAKE JAPANESE NERIKIRI WAGASHI

FOR THE SHIRO-AN (WHITE BEAN PASTE)

8 oz lima beans, drenched for 12 hours and skin disposed of

¾ cups granulated sugar

¼ tsp salt

FOR THE NERIKIRI WAGASHI

1¼ tbsp sweet rice flour (I like this one)

1½ tbsp water

1½ tsp sugar

1 cup shiro-an (white bean glue)

FOR THE SHIRO-AN (WHITE BEAN PASTE)

  • Add the drenched lima beans into an enormous pot, then add sufficient water to cover the beans scarcely. Stew for 1.5 to 2 hours, or until beans are delicate (you can likewise cook it in a strain cooker, similar to right now Pot, for 15-20 minutes)
  • Once finished, channel the water and mix the delicate lima beans in a food processor.
  • Working in bunches, move a part of the bean puree to a fine-fit sifter. Utilizing a spatula or spoon, press the beans through the sifter to create a smooth white bean glue.
  • Into a medium pan, include sugar, salt, and the white bean glue. Cook on medium-low intensity, and mix until sugar is broken up and blend turns into a pliant glue, around 15-20 minutes.
  • Switch off the intensity, then move the shiro-an into a huge plate or holder.

FOR THE NERIKIRI WAGASHI

In a medium pot over medium intensity, blend sweet rice flour, water, and sugar with a wooden spatula.

  • Add in the shiro-an (white bean glue). Keep on blending until a cheap, pliant batter structures.
  • Switch off heat, then move nerikiri to a plate or baking sheet to cool.
  • When cool, split the “mixture” and spot in various dishes/compartments to variety with food color.
  • Shape the nerikiri wagashi in various structures. Appreciate!