I am deeply in love with anko - red bean jam and I HAVE TO eat it more than once a week or so. Bean jam is the staple ingredients to make traditional wagashi - Japanese sweets like daifuku - bean jam wrapped in mochi and dorayaki - bean jam pancake. It also can be used to make western sweets such as muffins and pancake. The easiest way for you to try it is "anbata toast" - anko & butter toast. Toast a slice or two of bread and put some bean jam and some butter. Easy !
I usually buy canned bean jam off the shelf but I had some time-off the other day so I made it from scratch. It takes about 3 hours but the process is not complicated. Here is the how-to.
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