Mizu Yokan

Japanese candy (wagashi)

 
Ryan Goodwin avatar
Ryan GoodwinPublished on 54 days ago

A very simple Japanese sweet. something like a gummy I suppose. The texture of the agar agar and the graininess of the red beans combine for a unique mouth feel mouth feel. If you're interested in wagashi, for sure give this a shot.

viewed by 371

1 Comments

What you will need

200g koshian

3/4 cup water

2g agar agar

1 pinch salt

How to cook

2

Dissolve agar in water

Combine agar agar and water in a sauce pot and mix over heat until it comes to a simmer. It's important to mix well as the water is heating up because agar tends to clump up.

3

Add bean paste

Stir in the bean paste. Mix well. Break up the clumps with a whisk.

4

Remove from heat and add salt

Remove from heat and mix in a pinch of salt.

5

Transfer to a mold

The make special molds for this, but I just used this small terrine mold. It's lined with plastic wrap so that I'll be able to get the yokan out when it's set without damaging it too much.

6

Chill

Put it in the fridge. It should take about 15 minutes to set, so long as yours ends up around the same thickness as mine.

7

Remove from mold

See, the plastic makes it easy to pop the yokan out of the mold.

8

Slice

Slice it up. My mold left some rounded edges, so I sliced those away before cutting into rectangular strips. In hindsight, I would have cut once in half perpendicular as well because these candies are better in small bites.

9

There you have it

You've got your yokan. Do what you will. Share with friends, horde it all to yourself, or get weirded out and feed it to the dog. I like it, but it's probably not for everyone.