It was until the last few years that I did not see any Kaki/Persimmon (Sharon Fruit) sold in any shop anywhere in London. But now this fruit is sold regularly with the names as Kaki, Persimmon or Sharon Fruit. The first name ‘Kaki’ is actually a Japanese word so it is obvious that the fruit is not native in the UK and imported. When I was a child I saw Kaki tree with lots of fruit hanging down during its season in every garden. If you go to the Japanese country side you can still spot bright orange colour in here and there.
I have made a Japanese sweet in this Kaki shape before. That time it was a type of sweet called ‘Nerikiri’ which is made with ‘Shiro-An’ sweet White Bean Paste but I was thinking that it would be very tasty and great texture if I make the outer layer with soft ‘Mochi’ Rice Cake and fill it with soft sweet bean paste.
So this is the outcome of my tasty dream.
‘Mochi’ Rice Cake shaped into Kaki/ Persimmon.
The Green part is coloured and flavoured with ‘Matcha’ Green Tea.
‘Shiro-An’ sweet White Bean Paste is the centre with Kaki/Persimmon Jam.
It is Free from Gluten, Egg, Dairy & Oil.
Have it with a nice cup of Green Tea. 🙂