All posts tagged: japanese sweets

Matcha Parfait 抹茶パフェ

Learn how to make your own matcha parfait – Yokan 羊羹  and Matcha Warabi Mochi 抹茶わらび餅 from scratch! ♡ MATCHA PARFAIT ♡ Ingredients  Yokan (sweet red bean paste jelly) *  Matcha Warabi Mochi * Honey Cornflakes Matcha Ice cream Canned Mixed Fruit Cream Matcha Crepe Sticks (optional) * see recipes below Directions Put cream into a large bowl and beat on high speed until stiff peaks form. Spoon 2 tbsp cornflakes into a dessert glass. Top with an even layer of whipped cream. Add some yokan and mixed fruits. Spoon on another tbsp whipped cream. Top parfait with matcha ice cream, warabi mochi, matcha crepe sticks and some remaining fruits and cornflakes. Cool in the fridge. Matcha Crepe Stick snack from our local Japanese grocery store~ 美味しい! * HOW TO MAKE YOKAN / 羊羹 (sweet red bean paste jelly) Ingredients – Water 150 ml – Agar Powder 1 tsp – Salt – Koshi-an (sweet red bean paste without skins) 200g Photo Credit: Tsunagu Japan Directions Put water and agar powder in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and add Koshi-an and mix …

Cherry Blossom Madeleines

Madeleine is a traditional sweet petite cake from France that most people think of more as a cookie. They are very small shell-shaped sponge cakes baked in pans with shell-shaped molds. Common recipe includes lemon zest and some people prefer them simple, classic and straightforward…but since it is SPRING here in Japan (which means everyone celebrates the beautiful 桜 Sakura Season), it is of course the best time for les pâtissiers to celebrate making delicious spring-inspired sweets as well. OK, let’s give these French petite cakes a little Japanese twist! Hehe. (^_^)v Ingredients (18 madeleines) Flour 140g Baking Powder 4g Cherry Blossom Flakes / Powder 2 tsp Sugar 120g Egg 2 Milk 40g Butter 140g Cherry Blossom Essence 6 drops Pickled Cherry Blossom Flowers 18 pcs Cherry Blossom Honey Syrup (glaze) Powdered Sugar (dust) Instructions 1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius. 2. Prepare the cherry blossom or sakura flowers. Soak the pickled sakura flowers in water for a few minutes to remove the salt. Dry them well with a paper towel. Set aside. 3. Melt the butter. Place a bowl of butter over a …

Ichigo Daifuku

 Ichigo Daifuku / いちご大福 / Strawberry & Sweet Red Bean Mochi Ichigo (strawberry) Daifuku is a Japanese confection consisting of a small round mochi (glutinous rice cake) stuffed with sweet filling anko, sweetened red bean paste made from azuki beans. The name Daifuku in Japanese literally means “great luck”. Because it contains strawberry, it is usually eaten during the springtime. Ichigo Daifuku is easy to make and can be enjoyed as a delicious afternoon snack with a hot cup of green tea. Ingredients 60g glutinous flour 45g granulated sugar 105cc water 120g red bean paste 4 pcs strawberry DIRECTIONS 1. Divide red bean paste into 4 equal portions. Cover each of the strawberry with a portion of bean paste, try making it as round as possible. Set aside. 2. Put water, glutinous flour and sugar in a pot and stir well, and then cook until get thick. 3. Sift some potato starch/corn starch onto a baking tray and place the mochi on top, 4. Divide the mochi into 4 equal portions. 5. Take a portion of the mochi and gently flatten and expand into …