I attempted to make ‘Kinako‘ (finely ground roasted soy beans) at home by toasting dry raw soy beans and grinding them, but my electric grinder didn’t make very fine powder. Then I tried to make biscuits using the ground soy beans. The result was fantastic! The texture is similar to shortbread which is slightly dry but really nice with a cup of tea.
About 30 Biscuits *depends on the size of the biscuits
Butter 125g *softened
Sugar 1/4 cup
Plain Flour 1 cup
Kinako 1/2 cup
- Preheat oven to 160°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Mix all ingredients and knead gently until smooth.
- Roll dough into 2 to 2.5cm balls and place them on the baking tray lined with baking paper allowing some room for spreading. (They won’t spread much.)
- Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly coloured. Allow to cool on tray.