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Azuki Bean Dessert

1 - 18 oz can of Red Azuki Beans
1 package of White Agar-Agar (Kanten) - contains 2 blocks of Kanten
4 3/4 cups of Water in a pot
1 heaping Tbs. Sugar
1 pinch of Salt
1 drop of Vanilla or Cinnamon

  • Wash Kanten under running water & squeeze excess water out of Kanten.
  • Tear washed Kanten into small pieces and soak in the pot of water for 15 minutes.
  • Then cook Kanten until dissolved, stirring all the while. Add sugar and salt. Then add the can of Azuki beans -
    stir constantly for at least 5 minutes until the beans are thoroughly warmed.
  • Remove the pot from stove and pour the Kanten and Azuki beans in a flat pan.
  • Cool and refrigerate until hardened.
  • Cut into bite-size pieces.
    Serves 8