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 ‘Sakura’ 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 ‘Sakura’ Cherry Blossom sweet this year.
It is ‘Nerikiri’ sweet which is made of White Beans, Sugar and a little bit of Rice Flour.
For maximizing the scene of spring, I used ‘Sakura-An’ 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.
It is Free from Gluten, Egg, Dairy and Oil.
It goes well with any tea or coffee but I’d like to enjoy this ultimate spring sweet with a bowl of tasty ‘Matcha’ Green Tea.
Enjoy your spring!