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Rilakkuma Nerikiri

This is how to make Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma character nerikiri (decorative confections made of white bean jam and shiratamako).

Ingredients

Nerikiri
60 g
Red nerikiri
a small amount
Yellow nerikiri
a small amount
Koshi-an
30 g
Instant coffee
1/2 teaspoon
Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon
Black sesame paste
a small amount

Steps

1. Put the koshi-an into a heatproof container and microwave at 500 W for about 20 seconds.
2. When some of the moisture has come out and it becomes easy to handle, divide into 2 equal portions and shape into oblongs.
3. Set aside some white nerikiri for the mouth, eyes, and nose.
4. Divide the remaining white nerikiri into two pieces (one for Rilakkuma, one for Korilakkuma).
5. Put one piece of Step 4 into a bowl with the instant coffee and cinnamon and mix well. Don't dissolve the coffee in water.
6. Pull off two pieces of Step 5 to make the ears. Roll up the remaining amount, then roll flat with a rolling pin.
7. Roll the koshi-an into a barrel, then wrap with the flattened nerikiri, spreading the nerikiri as needed to cover it smoothly.
8. Attach the ears, and adjust the shape. Take one of the pieces you set aside in Step 3 and make the white oval for the nose and mouth background.
9. Then, take a piece from Step 3 and mix with the black sesame paste. Use it to make the facial features.
10. Attach the eyes, nose, and mouth.
11. Use the yellow nerikiri to make the yellow parts of the ears, and it's done.
12. Make the Korilakkuma in the same way, using the red nerikiri to make the ear parts.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to come up with some sweets using colorful nerikiri.

For white red bean paste, see Recipe ID: 2251753
For a standard nerikiri recipe, see Recipe ID: 2253702