Nama yatsuhashi with black sesame

Nama Yatsuhashi

Nama yatsuhashi is a traditional cake and specialty of Kyoto.

It is a cake that has a fine and subtle taste, with a supple and soft texture. A cake of excellence with the elegance of the ancient capital Kyoto.

I offer you a revisited recipe for this delicious Nama yatsuhashi black sesame cake.

Ingredients : for 8 pieces

40 g glutinous rice flour

35 g of rice flour

60 g of sugar

30 g black sesame paste

30 g de Kinako (farine de soja)

100 g of water

150 g Anko (azuki red bean paste)

Preparation :


  1. In a heat-resistant container, put the glutinous rice flour, rice flour and sugar, mix well with a whisk. Pour 70 g of water little by little while mixing. HASadd the black sesame paste and mix well with a whisk.


  1. In a small heat-resistant container, heat 30 g of water in the microwave for 20 seconds, add the black sesame paste and the sugar. Mix well with a whisk and pour this preparation into the previous preparation of mixed flours.


  1. Cover the container with cling film and heat it for 2 minutes. in the microwave at 600W.

  2. Remove the film and mix gently with a spatula. The dough should become sticky and the color darker. Cover with cling film and repeat this operation (2 min. at 600W).
    After cooking
    , knead the dough by turning it. When the dough becomes completely dark, it is ready.
  3. On a plate sprinkled with kinako, éRoll out the dough with a rolling pin to form a rectangle. Then cut it into 8 small squares.

  4. Divide the anko into eight and place a portion of anko in the middle of the dough then fold the dough in half to form a triangle.

What is this ?

*Again you An
Azuki bean paste (red bean variety)
You will find them in an Asian grocery store. 

Or if you wish here my Anko recipe

*Fglutinous rice flour
You will find them in an Asian grocery store. 

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