The most dreaded summer holiday is here and with the boys around the house fighting all the time, I can't say that it’is the best environment to practice on my wagashi skills. I almost lost myself when after a round of kicking and punching in the dining room, a dust cloth came flying in the kitchen and landed right next to my freshly made white bean paste. It was quite a challenge today making my own white bean paste which is the major ingredient for the Nerikiri Dough.
So that's my excuse for a not so perfect wagashi flower I made. I'll have to practice some more when it's more peaceful.
I'm Miyuki and I teach Japanese Home cooking at my home in Tokyo.