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Sleek and Delicious! Tofu Shiratama with Sweet Beans Paste

Sleek and Delicious! Tofu Shiratama with Sweet Beans Paste

I used tofu instead of water and yokan instead of sweet bean paste.
You could top this with shaved ice!
There are many kind of variations with the "an" bean paste inside.

Ingredients: 30 pieces about the size of higan-dango

Shiratamako
200 g
Silken tofu
260 g
Mini yokan
3 to 4

Steps

1. Boil hot water in a deep pot. Knead the shiratamako and tofu together well. Check how it is and knead until it is as soft as earlobes.
2. Dice the yokan into bite sizes.
3. Make the yokan the core and dust it with shiratamako. Lay the shiratama ball on a tightly wrung out cloth.
4. Drop into boiling water. It will float when cooked through. Chill in cold water then it is done.
5. I put it in a strong cup of chilled green tea.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make healthy and easy Japanese sweet with my kids and came up with this.
I made many variations too.