Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Two-Layer Mizu Yokan

25.August.2021 | FEATURES / FOOD

With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s Easy Recipe! With just a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish. 

 

Today, I’ll teach you how to make two-layer Mizu Yokan, perfect for a hot summer day!

 

You don’t even need an oven to make this sweet treat–just let it chill and harden! It’s great as a summer vacation snack. 

 

Ingredients

This recipe makes 2 cups. 

For Mizu Yokan: 

120g fine-grained sweet bean paste

100cc water

Pinch of salt

1-2g Kanten powder

 

For Matcha Flavoring:

5g matcha

20g sugar

100cc water

1-2g Kanten powder

 

1

Place bean paste, water, salt, and Kanten powder into a pot and boil until dissolved. 

The Kanten powder needs to be heated for a further 1-2 minutes after boiling to harden properly. After boiling, reduce heat to low. 

 

2

Pour mixture into container. 

After about 30 minutes at room temperature, the mixture will start to harden. Work on the matcha flavoring when it begins to harden. 

 

 

3

Place matcha, water, sugar, and Kanten powder in a pot and boil thoroughly. 

As you did with the Mizu Yokan, reduce heat to low and continue cooking through. 

 

 

4

When the mixture is heated through, gently pour it over the Mizu Yokan and refrigerate until ready to serve. 

 

This is delicious with a variety of toppings, from red bean paste and fresh cream to Shiratama dumplings and fresh fruit!

 

 

 

Kaori Kubota (@kaopan27)

I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character themed foods, desserts and pastries♡

I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy putting in a bit of effort to make character foods and changing food into something cute♡

You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page → @kaopan72

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