02 August 2009
red bean paste
I wanted to make red-bean paste to make red bean ice cream. Here we go (following Hiroko Shimbo's recipe). Bring one cup azuki beans to a boil. Drain; boil in four cups water for an hour, until the liquid barely covers the beans. Purée the beans.
Pass the beans through a sieve.
And wrap in a tight towel. Rinse in two changes of water. Squeeze out excess moisture.
Bring to a boil with a third-cup of water and a cup of sugar.
Cook until a thick paste and voilà! it's done!