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  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Walnut Mochi

    This treat of sweet Mochi mixed with Roasted Walnut is popular in Japan. It is often coated with ‘Kinako’ (Finely Ground Roasted Soy Beans). I love it very much, but I love ‘Tsubu-an’ (Sweet Azuki Paste) version, too. So, I made both today. This is not a traditional recipe, but it is certainly quick & …

  • Sweets

    Dango Dumplings made with ‘Shiratamako’ Flour

    ’Shiratamako’ (白玉粉) is Japanese Glutinous Rice Flour. It’s been difficult to find for me, so I started using a mix of Thai Rice Flour and Thai Glutinous Rice Flour to make Dango Dumplings, because those Flours are widely available where I live. And I have shared the recipe on this website. However, ‘Shiratamako’ is now …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Kinako & Cinnamon Cookies

    ‘Kinako’ is finely ground Roasted Soy Beans and it is a very popular ingredient for Japanese sweets. The flavour of these sweet and salty Kinako & Cinnamon Cookies makes me quite nostalgic as it reminds me a famous Japanese sweet. Makes 24 Cookies Ingredients 125g Butter *softened1/2 cup Caster Sugar *OR Brown Sugar1 Egg1 & …

  • Spaghetti & Pasta Sweets

    Kinako Macaroni

    More than 50 years ago, in a small town in Japan, the pre-school that I went to was like child day-care, and a hot lunch or light snack was provided every day. The most memorable food I tasted at the pre-school was this ‘Kinako Macaroni’. I still fondly remember the day it was served for …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Ohagi (Bota Mochi)

    This food is called ‘Ohagi’ in Japan. There is an almost identical food called ‘Bota Mochi’. During the equinoctial weeks in Spring and Autumn, this food is traditionally prepared. It is basically a ball of slightly pounded glutenous rice covered with Sweet Azuki Paste. Kinako (finely ground Roasted Soy Beans) mixed with Sugar is another …

  • Beans & Peas Dips & Spreads

    Kinako Butter

    If you can’t eat Peanut Butter or other nut spread because of allergy, this might be a good alternative. If you are interested in health benefit of Soy Beans, you should try it. ‘Kinako (きな粉)’ is finely ground Roasted Soy Beans. It is very popular in Japan, and used for many dishes, especially sweets. Most …

  • Beans & Peas Sweets

    Kinako Candies

    ‘Kinako (きな粉)’ is finely ground Roasted Soy Beans. Most Asian grocery stores sell it. I bought it from a Daiso store. ‘Kinako’ is a very popular ingredient for Japanese sweets. These candies are traditionally made with ‘Kinako’ and starch syrup called ‘Mizuame’, which is similar to corn syrup. This is a very old Japanese sweet. …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Cinnamon Mochi

    If you have been to Kyoto, Japan, you might have tasted this famous sweet. To make this sweet, Japanese rice flours ‘Shiratamako’ and ‘Joshinko’ are commonly used, but they are very difficult to find where I live. I use commonly available Glutenous Rice Flour and Rice Flour. You can make this sweet using Glutinous Rice …

  • Sweets Tofu

    Tofu Mochi

    ‘Mochi’ is Japanese rice cake made of short-grain glutinous rice. It is similar to ‘Dango’ but the texture is a lot more rubbery and gooey. It is not easy to make ‘Mochi’ at home from scratch, but this ‘Tofu Mochi’ is absolutely easy. It looks like ‘Mochi’ and texture is the same, and it is …

  • Cold Sweets

    Warabi Mochi

    When I shared my ‘Super Quick Milk Mochi’ recipe on Cookpad, someone found it and tried to make it. The person wrote that he/she had seen it in a Japanese Anime and had been quite curious about what it tastes like. I believe what the person saw in the Anime was ‘Warabi Mochi’ that is …

  • Cold Sweets Sweets

    Super Quick Milk Mochi

    When I was a very young girl, my mother often made this dessert. She used Potato Starch rather than Corn Starch, sometimes she used Water not Milk. It’s basically Milk or Water thickened with starch. I loved to eat it with Muscovado Syrup and ‘Kinako’, ground roasted soy beans. The gooey paste turns firmer and …

  • Nuts Sweets

    Muscovado & Walnut Mochi

    Mochi, Japanese rice cake made of short-grain glutinous rice pounded into rubbery chewy paste, is often used for making sweets. With limited ingredients and utensils, this mochi sweet can be actually easily made using rice flour. It takes only ten minutes. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients Rice Flour 1/2 cupGlutinous Rice Flour 1/2 cupMuscovado …

  • Cold Sweets

    Milk Kuzu Mochi

    There is a Japanese cold sweet called ‘Kuzu Mochi’ which is made with ‘Kuzu’ starch flour. This sticky and soft rubbery sweet is one of my favourites. I tried to make it using some substitutes because ‘Kuzu’ starch flour is not available where I live. I have discovered the best substitute is Tapioca flour! It …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Beans & Peas

    Kinako Biscuits

    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 …