It is usually ‘Red’ that I see as the first colour in my garden at the start of every New Year. It is the flowers of Camellia we have at the very back of the garden. Dots of the deep red are the sparkles which brighten up the garden in wet and gloomy days but the shrub hasn’t had the colour yet this year. It has many flower buds waiting to open but they are still tightly closed. Maybe it’s because of the mild winter this season. Only recently we have started having normal cold weather. Nature is sensitive to climate change so my Camellia shrub must have been a little confused.
By hoping to see my Camellia Red soon, I made some sweets in the shape of the flower.
It is Japanese sweet called ‘Nerikiri‘. I made a Red flower with a white tinge and a white one with a red tinge.
It is made of White Beans Paste with a little amount of Rice Flour. The leave on flour is in ‘Matcha‘ Green Tea flavour.
It has Azuki (Red) Bean Paste as the centre.
It is free from Gluten, Egg, Dairy & Oil and suitable for Vegan. 😉