Easy but Authentic: Fresh Yatsuhashi (a Delicacy of Kyoto)

Homemade yatushashi is truly delicious!

Ingredients: 6-8 pieces

Joyoko (or joshinko)
20 g
10 g
20 g
50 g
5 g
5 g
60 ml


1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the shiratamako and a little water and mix with your fingers.
2. When the shiratamako has completely blended, add the remaining water and mix with a spatula.
3. Add sugar and joyoko and mix well with a spatula.
4. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 1 minute.
5. Take it out of the microwave and stir with a wet spatula. Microwave for another minute.
6. Stir again with a wet spatula. Add the kinako and cinnamon, working it into the dough a little at a time.
7. Coat the working surface with cinnamon and kinako and roll out the dough in a downward motion.
8. When the dough is thin, cut into squares.
9. Place a dollop of red bean paste in the center of each square and gently seal each square into a triangle.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made this recipe because I had a craving for homemade yatsuhashi.