Azuki (Red Beans)

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Cold Sweets

    Azuki Agar Jelly

    There is a popular summer dessert called ‘Mizu Yōkan’ in Japan. It’s a jelly, commonly made with smooth Azuki (Red Beans) Paste and Kanten. I started making it using Queen’s ‘Jel-It-In’ Vegetarian Gelling Powder because Kanten is not easy to find. Agar Agar Powder can be used. This is my recipe to make ‘Mizu Yōkan’ …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Baked & Fried Sweets

    Azuki Shortbread Cookies

    If you have leftover Sweet Azuki Paste and you want to make something using it, how about cookies? There are many cake recipes and I have shared some on this website, but you can make Shortbread Cookies with Azuki Paste. Today I had about 125g ‘Tsubu-an’ (Sweet Azuki Paste) that I made the other day …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Baked & Fried Sweets Fruit

    Strawberry & Azuki Cake

    If you like ‘Ichigo Daifuku’ (Strawberry Daifuku Mochi), you would enjoy this cake. ‘Ichigo Daifuku’ is a sweet Mochi dessert that is stuffed with Strawberry & Sweet Azuki Paste. This is a Sponge Cake. I sliced it in half and sandwiched with Sweet Azuki Paste, Strawberries and whipped Cream. My husband doesn’t like Sweet Azuki …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Steamed & Microwaved Sweets

    Instant Azuki Mug Cake

    I sometimes crave ‘Wagashi’, Japanese sweets, but it is almost impossible to find where I live. When I miss ‘Wagashi’, I cook ‘Tsubu-an’ (Sweet Azuki Paste), which is a very popular ingredient for Japanese sweets. I want to share a super quick and easy cake you can make using ‘Taubu-an’ (Sweet Azuki Paste). It satisfies …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Baked & Fried Sweets

    Azuki Scones

    I have made all sorts of Scones in my life. I often add Fruit, Chocolate, Nuts and Seeds, Pumpkin, Banana, Coffee, Earl Grey Tea, Matcha, etc. Why have I never ever thought of adding ‘Tsubu-an’ (Sweet Azuki Paste)? Today I had some leftover ‘Tsubu-an’. I was planning to use it for a cake, then I …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    ‘Kenbikiyaki’

    In Japan, there is a traditional food called ‘Oyaki’. ‘Oyaki’ is a sort of dumpling made with dough wrapped around a stuffing and cooked on a pan. ‘Kenbikiyaki’ is similar to ‘Oyaki’, but it is wrapped in Myōga Leaf and the filling is always Sweet Azuki Paste. It is a traditional food in Okayama region …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Vegetables

    Azuki & Sweet Potato Sour Cream Salad

    Because I have been cooking Ukrainian dishes lately, I always have Sour Cream and Dill in my fridge. I just mixed leftover Azuki Beans and steamed Sweet Potato with Sour Cream. I also added Dill. This dish is something I would never have thought of making if I hadn’t cooked Ukrainian dishes. New something often …

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    Sweet Azuki & Butter Toastie

    ‘An Pan’ is a Japanese bread roll filled with Sweet Azuki Paste. I believe it is one of Japanese soul foods. I often crave it, but it is not easy to find ‘An Pan’ where I live, and it takes a few hours to make it. This super easy Toastie is a great substitute. This …

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