azuki

  • 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 and also North Asian sweets. I want to share a super quick and easy cake you can make with Sweet Azuki …

  • 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, and 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Cold Sweets Matcha

    Matcha Warabi Mochi

    ‘Warabi Mochi’ is made with ‘Warabi’ (Bracken) starch flour and it is similar to ‘Kuzu Mochi’ which is made with ‘Kuzu’ starch flour. Those rare starch flours are not available for many of us, even in Japan. People make these sweets using some substitutes such as Potato Starch, that is widely available. Today I added …

  • 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 …

  • Cold Sweets

    Japanese Style Sundae

    There many variations of Japanese Style Sundae, but the key elements are Ice Cream, Tsubu-an (Sweet Azuki Paste), Matcha and Dango Dumplings. Today I used Vanilla Ice Cream, but Matcha Ice Cream would be nice. I have come across Sundaes with no Dango Dumplings, and I found it very disappointing. I encourage you to make …

  • Azuki (Red Beans)

    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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