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March 10th, 2006 (12:02 am)

current mood: hungry

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! ^___^


Posted by: Laurie (ichi_san)
Posted at: March 10th, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC)
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Oh my gosh ! *faints*

You did that for me ? Oh, I loooove youuuuuu Shadow-saaaaan ! This is really great !! Thank you *so much* for translating the recipes for koshi-an and mizu-youkan !! It was exactly what I intended to make tomorrow. I even have the molds ! It will be so easy now, thanks to you ! *hugs*

Daifuku ? Is that what Kazuma's grandpa wanted to offer his grandson ? The sweet that is shown on the back of Furuba's volume 18 ?

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 10th, 2006 09:50 pm (UTC)

I think so, but am not completely sure. (It might be mochi instead). The difference between daifuku and mochi, according to the male parental, is either an ingredient and/or the cooking process, but beyond having one written as one and another the other, I'm never completely sure as to what's different. ^^; For all I know, it could be the shape/size. :P

Posted by: wombat1138 (wombat1138)
Posted at: March 10th, 2006 06:07 pm (UTC)

I bought a cookbook entirely devoted to mochi recipes on our last trip to Hawaii. Haven't actually tried many of them yet; some of the recipes seem traditionally Japanese, while others involve things like poi or jello.

But isn't there usually a recipe for mochi on the mochiko box, or am I thinking of something completely different?

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 10th, 2006 09:45 pm (UTC)

Oh hey, that looks a lot easier than trying to wrap my head around J cook books. :P

I thought there was a recipe on the box, but the latest one we got had something different. Basic white sauce and cocoa mochi. ^^; Oh wow, they have a website. Eek! ^^;

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