Yubeshi (Preserved rice cake)

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   Sumi Saikawa

"The essence of Shojin ryori (temple cooking) to your table.
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Yubeshi is a Japanese confectionery made with yuzu or walnuts. Originally it was made as a preserved or portable food rather than confectionery. There are many variation of yubeshi by regions.

Preparation:
10 mins
Cooking time:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Calorie:
****kcal
*Australian 1cup=250ml, 1Tbsp=20ml, 1 tsp=5ml

Ingredients

1: Rice flour … 100g

2: Water … 130ml

3: Soy sauce … 3 tsp

4: Honey 3 tsp

5: Brown sugar … 820g

6: Walnuts … 50g

Method:

01 Finely chop walnuts with knife.

02 Place ingredients except walnuts in a microwaveable container and mix well. Loosely cover with cling wrap and heat for 4 minutes at 500w.Stir well with wooden spoon. Loosely cover with cling wrap and heat for 1 minute. Once the dough has a translucent colour, it is almost done. If not, heat a little longer. Mix in the walnuts and heat for 30 secs. Cover a shallow tray with potato starch and place the mixture in the tray.

03 Turn the mixture upside down and either make it flat or into a bar. Once cooled, cut into desired size.

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