Matcha-Anko (Sweet Bean Paste with Matcha)

Matcha-Anko (Sweet Bean Paste with Matcha)

I made anko with matcha.

Ingredients: about 110 g of paste

Powdered shiro-an
25 g
40 g
3/4 teaspoon
a pinch


1. Put all the ingredients except for the tea in a small non-stick pan. (Add the matcha by sifting with a tea strainer.) Mix briskly and leave for a few minutes.
2. Set the heat to medium, and simmer while mixing with a wooden spatula. Cook the mixture until it forms a paste that's the consistency you want. Turn the heat off and add salt to finish.
3. Use this paste to make these Japanese confectionary Recipe ID: 1027876. For Girl's Day, serve filled with sakura blossom paste.
4. They look like this inside.
5. This is the dried white bean an powder I used.
6. I made anko balls with the matcha-an paired with sakura-an. (Recipe ID: 1057442)

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make cute Hinamatsuri (Girl's Festival) colored Japanese sweets.