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Japanese old fashioned sweets "Anko"(Red bean paste)

Published: August/29/2020

Japanese old fashioned sweets "Anko"(Red bean paste)

It's a standard Japanese sweets, but in general, it is rare to eat only bean paste. Generally, you can wrap the Anko with rice, or wrap the rice with the Anko. etc... Also, bitter green tea goes well when eating the Anko.

Ingredients for Anko (Red bean paste)

  • Red beans --- 200g
  • Brown sugar --- 200g
  • Salt --- 2 pinch
  • Water --- 1 liter x 2
Japanese old fashioned sweets "Anko"(Red bean paste)

1. Remove the bitter taste from red beans

1. Remove the bitter taste from red beans

Boil the red beans and remove the bitter taste. By doing this, you can make a mild flavored red bean paste. Wash red beans with water and put in a pan with 1 liter of water prepared.

Japanese old fashioned sweets "Anko"(Red bean paste)

Boil red beans over medium heat for about 30 minutes. Adjust the heat to prevent it from spilling.

Japanese old fashioned sweets "Anko"(Red bean paste)

Red beans soaked water. At this stage, the beans are still a little hard, but no problem, let's continue cooking the bean paste.

Japanese old fashioned sweets "Anko"(Red bean paste)

After boiling red beans for about 30 minutes, drain the boiled water.

2. Stew until red beans becomes soft.

2. Stew until red beans becomes soft.

Japanese old fashioned sweets "Anko"(Red bean paste)

Boil the red beans by pushing them with your fingers until they are easily crushed. If you don't have enough time to boil the red beans, it will feel gritty, so cook the red beans until becomes soft.

Japanese old fashioned sweets "Anko"(Red bean paste)

Boil red beans over high heat until boiling.

Japanese old fashioned sweets "Anko"(Red bean paste)

When it has boiled, turn it to low heat and simmer it until the red beans are soft. After about 30 minutes, check the hardness of the red beans.

Japanese old fashioned sweets "Anko"(Red bean paste)

When the red beans are soft enough, drain the water and dip the red beans in cold water for cool the red beans. dip red beans in cold water and let them absorb water.

Japanese old fashioned sweets "Anko"(Red bean paste)

When the red beans have cooled, put them in a pan and sprinkle the brown sugar prepared on them. Warm red beans over low heat.

Japanese old fashioned sweets "Anko"(Red bean paste)

When the red beans warm up, the water absorbed by the red beans oozes out from the red beans. Crush the red beans while mixing the red beans and sugar with this water.

Japanese old fashioned sweets "Anko"(Red bean paste)

Grind well until red beans are pasty.

Japanese old fashioned sweets "Anko"(Red bean paste)

When the red beans are pasty, "Anko" is ready to eat. "Anko" is easy to get dry, so store "Anko" in a container with a lid. You can store "Anko" in the refrig for about a week, but please eat early.