Tuesday, April 1, 2014

How to Make Mizu-Yokan (Japanese Soft Azuki Bean Jelly) - Video Recipe

Mizu-Yokan (Soft Azuki Bean Jelly) contains more water compared to the regular Yokan, as Mizu means water in Japanese.

Mizu-Yokan (Japanese Soft Azuki Bean Jelly)
Mizu-Yokan (Japanese Soft Azuki Bean Jelly)

Though it is a refreshing Japanese summer treat, people in Fukui prefecture eats it in winter, like you eat an ice cream in warm room in winter. hehe



Difficulty: SUPER EASY
Time: 15min + 2hrs cooling time
Number of Servings: 16 pieces

Necessary Equipment:
18cm (7inch) square cake pan

400g (14oz.) Koshi-an (sweet Azuki red bean paste without skins)
300ml water
4g (2 tsp.) Kanten powder (agar-agar powder)
a pinch of salt

1. Mix water and Kanten powder (agar-agar powder) very well in a pot. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. *or use as directed on its package
2. Stop the heat, add Koshi-an and mix well.
3. Add a pinch of salt to taste and mix well.
4. Pour it into a square cake pan (or any container is ok) and cool in the fridge for 1-2 hours until firm.
5. Cut into desired pieces to serve. You can use a cookie cutter to make it cute :)


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