Azuki (Red Beans)

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Zenzai (Sweet Azuki Soup)

    For those who love sweet Azuki (Red Bean) paste, which is a very popular ingredient for many sweets, I introduce a traditional Japanese sweet, ‘Zenzai’. In the region I grew up, ‘Zenzai’ is a sweet Azuki soup, often served with toasted Mochi (Rice Cake). Its smooth version made with ‘Koshi-an’ is called ‘Shiruko’, and I …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Dough Sweets

    Sweet ‘Oyaki’

    ‘Oyaki’ is a sort of dumpling similar to ‘Gyoza’ made from wheat flour (or buckwheat flour) dough wrapped around a stuffing that is most commonly vegetables, then cooked on a pan. This time, I made Sweet ‘Oyaki’. The filling for Sweet ‘Oyaki’ can be mashed Pumpkin or Sweet Potato, dried fruit and nuts, or sweetened …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Matcha

    Matcha Dorayaki

    ‘Dorayaki’ is a Japanese sweet of two small pancake-like sponge wrapped a filling of Sweet Azuki (Red Bean) Paste. Add Matcha Powder to the batter to make this delicious ‘Matcha Dorayaki’. Azuki Paste goes well with Cream and Butter. Today I filled Azuki Paste and Butter Cream. Makes 6 to 8 Dorayaki Ingredients 1 cup …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Bread Sweets

    Azuki & Cream Brioche

    Store-bought ‘Tsubu-an’, sweet Azuki paste, is too sweet for me. I make the Azuki paste at home because it is easy to make and tastes better. With the home made Azuki paste, I tend to make ‘Dorayaki’, but today I made these delicious sweet rolls. Simply fill Brioche Rolls with Azuki paste and whipped cream. …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Dorayaki with Peanut Butter

    One of the most famous Japanese sweets is ‘Dorayaki’, thanks to the Manga and adapted TV Anime series ‘Doraemon’. ‘Dorayaki’ is two small pancake-like sponge wrapped a filling of sweet Azuki red bean paste. My children love it but my husband doesn’t eat it, because he doesn’t like Azuki paste. I tried to make ‘Dorayaki’ …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Steamed Sweets

    Sweet Coconut Dumplings

    These dumplings are almost identical to my ‘Daifuku Mochi’, but they are made in a totally different way. This time, I used ‘Azuki’ Red Bean Paste for the filling, but Custard is also recommended. The sweet pastes that can be made from Canned Butter Beans are also very nice. The Coconut coating of these dumplings …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Daifuku Mochi

    ‘Daifuku Mochi’, or Daifuku, is a Japanese sweet consisting of a small round glutinous rice cake stuffed with most commonly ‘Azuki’ Red Bean paste which is quite sweet. On the other day, I made ‘Matcha & Azuki Roll Cake’ and there was some left-over ‘Azuki’ paste. What could I use it for? The first thing …

  • Azuki (Red Beans)

    ‘Kintsuba’ Azuki Cakes

    I sometimes crave for Japanese sweets, which I know I can’t purchase from any shops near my home. Therefore I have to make them by myself. If I were in Japan, I wouldn’t even try because there are so many delicious and artistically created beautiful Japanese sweets easily available anywhere. These ‘Kintsuba’ Azuki Cakes are …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Beans & Peas Takikomigohan

    ‘Sekihan’ Azuki Rice

    This dish is traditionally prepared to celebrate special occasions in Japan, because its red colour which is symbolic of happiness. The dish is called ‘Sekihan’ (Red Rice) in Japan and it is steamed ‘Mochi-gome’ (Short Grain Glutinous Rice) with ‘Sasage Beans’ that are very similar Azuki Beans. These days more people conveniently cook it using …

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