Sesame balls

Fried sesame balls. Sometimes, you see at Chinese restaurant.
‘Just fried ‘ sesame ball is such a treat. Enjoy at home.

50g of Glutinous rice flour
7g of potato or corn starch
20g of sugar
1/2 Tsp of sesame oil
40g of water (need adjustment)

White sesame

(Filling )
70g of Red beans paste
4g of ground black sesame

<Preparatopn>
Mix red beans paste and ground black sesame. Then, make 7 balls – 10g each.
Just plain red beans paste is also fine.

1 Mix potato starch with little water from 40g.
2 In a bowl, put glutinous rice flour, sugar and rest of water. Mix well.
3 Add 1 and mix. If the dough is too dry, adjust with some extra water.
4 Add sesame oil and mix well. Make smooth soft dough.
5 Divide dough into 7 pieces (15g each)
6 Flatten the dough, then put fillings in the middle and make a ball.
7 Coat white sesame around the ball. (It is better to coat sesame right away after making one ball)
8 Deep fry slowly in 150 degree oil. It is ready once the ball gets swollen and becomes light golden colour.

By |2020-04-11T11:40:31+00:00April 11th, 2020|Asian, Recipe|Comments Off on Sesame balls

Pink to green

After cherry blossom,  I love the moment of  ‘pink to green’  with imagination.

Stay home.

Wish everyone stay safe and healthy.

By |2020-06-16T20:38:49+00:00April 8th, 2020|Wagashi (Japanese Sweet)|Comments Off on Pink to green

Sakura Mochi

Cherry blossom season is coming soon. Why not making Sakura Mochi at home.

120g of Domyoji* (道明寺3割)
180ml of Water 
2tbsp of sugar

12 Salted Sakura leaves

240g of Koshian (red beans paster )

<sugar syrup>
Sugar 10g
Water 20g

<Preparation>
ー Soak salted sakura leaves in water for about 35min to remove some salt (don’t remove completely)
ー Make 20g red beans balls (20g x12)
ー Dissolve coloring (red) in small amount of water (no need to add if you prefer)
ー Make sugar syrup or you can use little oil

<Instruction>
1 Put Domyoji, water and coloring in microwave proof bowl and soak them for 15 min. Liquid will be gone.
2 Put lid on and microwave(600w) for 4min30sec.
3 Leave aside and let it steam for 10 min (lid on)
4 Sprinkle sugar and mix with wooden spatula gently in cutting motion.
5 Divide dough into 12 pieces (roughly 25g each ). Wet your hands with sugar syrup and wrap red beans ball with dough in round shape.
6 Wrap Sakura leaves around.

*Domyouji ko is dried sticky rice after steamed and cooked.

<<You tube↓>>
How to wrap Sakura Mochi
How to rap Sakura mochi

By |2020-04-11T11:40:43+00:00March 5th, 2020|Recipe, Wagashi (Japanese Sweet)|Comments Off on Sakura Mochi

Coffee and wagashi

I am selling my little sweets at coffee stand nearby.
Wagashi and coffee – I love this combination, so I am glad to do this.

Tradional wagashi and western cake with Japanese twists.

 

 

Kuba Coffee Roastery 久芳焙煎所

3-7-6 Sendagaya Shibuyaku Tokyo
Mon/Tue 900-1630
It has a  name ‘Tea press  board ‘at the building entrance but it is pop up coffee stand.

Coffee beans area available on line
https://kubacoffee.shop

By |2020-03-08T10:09:45+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Bakery, Cakes, Wagashi (Japanese Sweet)|Comments Off on Coffee and wagashi

Miso making class

It is such a fun to make miso with chatting with friends.

Tasting time !
lots of miso with Onigiri and pork miso soup with homemade miso last year


Thank you for great photo. K

By |2020-03-08T11:02:13+00:00February 29th, 2020|Lesson Report|Comments Off on Miso making class

Lesson in March

Cherry blossom season is coming soon, in Japan , we enjoy ‘Sakura(= cherry blossom) mochi’ while enjoying the sakura view.

It is a distinctive flavor of  salted Sakura leaves. Anko (Red beans paste) is wrapped with sticky rice mochi (Doumyouji ) and sakura leaves.

If you are interested in making, spring sweets, please contact me. English class is available upon request. min 2 people (max 5).

What to make :

– Sakura mochi (Kansai style)

– Sakura crape (Kanto style)

By |2020-03-05T16:37:09+00:00February 13th, 2020|Lesson, Wagashi (Japanese Sweet)|Comments Off on Lesson in March

Setsubun

3 Feb is Setsubun Festival.
Special sushi roll, called Ehoumaki is eaten on the day praying for a happy and healthy life .

 

 

 

 

 

By |2020-02-13T20:41:13+00:00February 3rd, 2020|Japanese|Comments Off on Setsubun

Scone class

First lesson in January was British Scone and Triful.
I guess everyone had lots of Japanese dishes in new year , so just to change of the air.

Nice smell from oven. Happy to have scone straight from Oven.

Thank you for the great photo – kumiko san

Berry and custard is just nice combination.

By |2020-02-13T20:46:57+00:00January 31st, 2020|Cakes, Lesson Report, Western|Comments Off on Scone class
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