Recipe: Sweet - Manju from "Sakura Quest"

Recipe: Sweet – Manju from “Sakura Quest”

FEATURE: Cooking With Anime – Manju from “Sakura Quest” – http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/04/26-1/feature-cooking-with-anime-manju-from-sakura-quest

Ingredients:
Recipe adapted from here.
1/2 cup flour or 1/2 gluten free flour (Cup 4 Cup or Krusteaz Gluten Free Flour work great!)
1 egg, beaten and divided
2 tbs sugar
1 tbs condensed milk
1/2 tbs melted butter
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup koshian (smooth red bean paste)

To Make:

1. Combine half of beaten egg, sugar, condensed milk, and butter in a bowl.

2. Sift in flour and baking soda. Mix together and form dough into a disc. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, preferably 1 hour-overnight.

3. Divide red bean paste into 9 pieces, and roll into equal sized balls.

4. Preheat oven to 350 F. When dough is ready, divide and roll into 9 pieces.

5. Flatten a ball of dough between your hands, and, when big enough, tuck a ball of bean paste inside the dough and pinch the edges together. Roll gently to smooth seams. Place seam down on a lined baking sheet.

6. Using the remaining egg, wash the manju with the egg to give a nice shine when in the oven.

7. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until bottoms are golden brown and tops are shiny.

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