Japanese Wagashi Christmas tree

Hi there Konichiwa~,

 

I tried to make Wagashi Christmas tree but not 100pure wagashi, it's easy to eat people who is not good at wagashi. I'm going to post a sweets and a dish for Christmas this week !!

今回は、和菓子が苦手な人でも食べやすい「クリスマスケーキ」です

The recipe in Japanese is the bottom of this blog.

日本語のレシピはブログの下段にあります。

<ingredients:3 christmas trees>

★for baked sweet potatoes★

200g sweet potato// 15g butter //25g sugar(or more if you needed)/ /15cc milk

★for white sweet beans (anko) cream★

150g boiled white sweet beans//10g sugar(or more if you needed)//10cc heavy cream // a little matca power (or green food coloring)

★for stars★

a little sweet rice powder (shiratamako)//a little water// a little yellow food coloring 

★for decolate★

a little colorful choco spray.

<recepe>

★Make inside of trees (bakesd sweet potatoes) ★

(1)Peel Japanese sweet potatoes and cut into chunks. Boil or steam until soft. Drain and mash while still hot. Insert skewer or folk into the center of the sweet potato and pull it out. when it is fully baked, there is no any wet batter on it.

(2)Add butter, sugar and milk to the mashed potatoes and mix well.

(3)Form the mashed potatoes into trees then Bake in the oven or toaster oven until the top is brown.

★Make outside of trees (white sweet anko cream)★

(1)Remove the beans skins ( if you don't care about beans skin you don't need this)

(2)Mash the beans.

(3)Add  heavy cream and sugar to the mashed beans and mix well, add the heavy cream little by little until it smooth.

(4)Add matcha powder (or green food coloring).

(5)Spread the cream to liike tree.

 

(6)Decorate the tree with colorful chocolate spray.

★Make stars for top on the trees (rice cake stars)

(1)Add a little water little by little to shiratama powder (sweet rice powder) and kned it until the powder get as tender as an earlobe.

(2)Add a little yellow food couring and mix well.

(3)Form the mixed shiratama powder into stars.

(4)Boil them for 5 min then put them into icy water (or cold water).

(5)Pad dry on paper towel.

 

(6)Joint the star and the tree to use a tooth pick.

(7) It's done !!

<ミニクリスマスツリーレシピ:日本語 3個分>
★スイートポテト★
材料:安納芋(さつまいも)200g//バター15g//砂糖25g// 牛乳15㏄
★白あんクリーム★
白豆の甘煮 150g // 砂糖10g//生クリーム10g//抹茶パウダー少量(なければ緑の食紅)
★星もち★
白玉粉少量//砂糖少量//黄色の食紅
★飾り★
カラーチョコスプレー
 
☆ツリーの中の作り方☆
(1) 安納芋(さつまいも)を皮をむき、小さく切ってから蒸す又は茹でて柔らかくする、つまようじやフォークで芋の中心をさして、中身がついてこなかったら完了。水を切り温かいうちに潰す。
(2)潰した芋に、分量のバター、牛乳、砂糖をよく混ぜる
(3)よく混ぜた(2)を木の形にする
(4)トースターへ入れて焼き色がつくまで焼く。
 
 
☆白あんクリームの作り方☆
(1)白豆の皮を取る(気にならない方は付けたままでもOK)
(2)豆を潰す
(3)潰した豆に生クリームと砂糖を入れてよく混ぜる
(4)抹茶を適量いれて混ぜる
(5)カラフルチョコスプレーで、クリスマスツリーを飾る
 
 
☆星もちの作り方☆
(1)白玉粉に水を少しづつ入れる、耳たぶの堅さになるまで練る
(2)黄色の食紅を混ぜて全体を黄色にする
(3)星の形へ成型する
(4)5分間茹でたあと、水気を切り氷水へ入れる
(5)キッチンタオルなどで水気を切る
(6)つまようじを使い、星とクリスマスツリーをつなげる

 

(7)できあがり!!

 

Hope you like it !!

The Santa Claus sushi will be soon , don't miss it !

 

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