Shadow (kagedreams) wrote,

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I think this is mostly for ichi_san but, just in case anyone is curious about making Japanese style sweets, I've added replies to this post from January about making tsubu-an with a koshi-an and mizu-youkan recipe. Tsubu-an and koshi-an are staples to dessert making much like custard cream or ganache would be. I haven't tried the recipes myself and key to remember is that the relative sweetness (the main variable) is to your own tastes. It shouldn't be too sweet, but nicely sweet.

There's one more recipe from that site on steamed chestnut youkan(?). I think that's what it is. I always get my nuts mixed up. :P

This post also contains an apple youkan recipe which sounds interesting to me. I'll have to see if I can find some agar agar at the store and give it a try. It's aimed more towards Western flavours IIRC, and looks to be a nice clean sweet. (This is more for me to be able to track it down again. :P I lost this recipe for a while).

I should look for a recipe to make mochi / daifuku. I haven't made that in ages! ^___^
Tags: recipes, wagashi, youkan

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