๐ŸŒธ Sakura, Sakura ๐ŸŒธ

Wow, time passes so quickly! It is already April and we are officially in Spring! This winter was so mild in England and spring has arrived early too. I heard that in several areas in Japan the symbol of Spring โ€˜Sakuraโ€™ Cherry Blossom has been flowering slowly this year and still not fully opened, however, it has been flowering everywhere in London. The trees in the park where I live nearby actually lost most of the flowers and leaves are coming out already. Since I was looking forward to seeing beautiful cherry blossom, it is sad that the best season is going so quickly.

Anyway, when this season comes I have to make some sweet in the Sakura theme for April.

Sakura/ Cherry Blossom

So, this is my โ€˜Sakuraโ€™ Cherry Blossom sweet this year.

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It is โ€˜Nerikiriโ€™ sweet which is made of White Beans, Sugar and a little bit of Rice Flour.

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For maximizing the scene of spring, I used โ€˜Sakura-Anโ€™ as the centre. It is ‘Shiro-An‘ sweet White Bean Paste base with some salted Cherry Leaves powder. The slight saltiness gives a little contrast with the sweetness and actually brings out the flavour.

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It is Free from Gluten, Egg, Dairy and Oil.

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It goes well with any tea or coffee but Iโ€™d like to enjoy this ultimate spring sweet with a bowl of tasty โ€˜Matchaโ€™ Green Tea.

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Enjoy your spring!

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12 thoughts on “๐ŸŒธ Sakura, Sakura ๐ŸŒธ

  1. Aw I love sakura an! I haven’t had the chance to have it this year, as I’m in Vancouver this spring. Do you make your own sakura an? Maybe I should try!

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    • You can make Sakura-an yourself. It is basically Shiro-an with salted Cherry leaves. You chop the salted leaves (the one wrapping ‘Sakura-Mochi’) finely or โ€˜leave powderโ€™ like I did and add into shiro-an. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. So beautiful and looks tasty! Unfortunately, ‘ๅฏ’ใ•ๆš‘ใ•ใ‚‚ๅฝผๅฒธใพใง’ didn’t work and the weather isn’t good for Sakura this year…. Just started blooming a few days ago and rain followed., and some more rain for the weekend…. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  3. Beautiful! Sakura are beautiful in Bern as well, I thought of you two weeks ago when they were in bloom (just published an article about “my” Hanami). Can you believe I haven’t tried yet Matcha Green tea?!

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