Monday, 21 February 2011

Vanilla ice cream with sweet azuki beans

Azuki beans are widely used in Japanese confections.
Now you could find a tin of cooked azuki beans in most supermarkets, which is very easy to use.

ngredients (serve 4)
1 can of cooked azuki beans (400g)
200g caster sugar
A pinch of salt
1 tab of good quality vanilla ice cream
1.       In heavy thick sauce pan, empty all the content of the tin of azuki beans including the liquids then turn the heat on low
2.       Add all the sugar into the pan, place the lid on and simmer on very low heat, keep stirring,  until almost all the liquids evaporated
3.       Add a pinch of salt just before turning  the heat off then leave it to cool completely (once cooled you can freeze it at this stage)
4.       Serve a spoonful of the sweet azuki beans with a scoop of vanilla ice cream