We generally know more about the salty food of the Orient than its sweets. Today we show you how to prepare mitsume, a Japanese dessert; Carries fruit, jelly, sweet beans, and ice cream. What more could you want?
How mitsume and anko, the Japanese sweet bean, are prepared
Japanese fruit and jelly salad with sweet beans (anko). Many Japanese cuisine desserts contain sweet beans. Its use dates back to ancient times. Just like the sweet potato candies we know in South America, anko is made harder to slice and eat on its own, a little softer to make balls or as a filling for some breads.
- Choice of fruit and jellies
- 1 or 2 scoops of ice cream
- For the green beans:
- 1 cup of azuki beans (red beans sold in oriental establishments) soaked the day before
- 2 tablespoons of fine sugar
- 1 pinch of salt
- For the sugar syrup:
- 2 tablespoons of refined sugar
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 cup of water
- Place the beans in a saucepan and add water to cover them by 3 centimeters. Bring covered to a boil.
- Once boiled, drain. Return to the saucepan, add cold water again and bring to a boil again, until soft and cooked. Remove from the heat and drain.
- To prepare the sugar syrup, mix the sugar with the honey in a saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring, until the sugar and honey have dissolved.
- Add the cooked azuki beans and continue cooking until the beans have absorbed the gelatin. Remove from heat and let cool.
- Shape into balls with your hands and put them in the fridge.
- Prepare the fruit salad and jellies of different flavors.
- Serve in a glass with a scoop of green beans and a scoop or two of ice cream.