It is the middle of Summer in the UK. The weather is so far so good. Many sunny days and also a few rainy days. It is great for plants and nature. In the summer time one plant you cannot avoid talking about is ‘Sunflower’. The most significant things about this flamboyant flower are its huge flowerhead with array of magnificent yellow petals and big leaves. It’s called ‘Himawari’ in Japanese and it means the ‘thing moves with the sun’. It came from the plant’s nature that the flowerhead moves its direction by always trying to face toward the sun. 


During this summer time I wanted to make this most summer-like flower as a Japanese sweet.

Sunflower pp4p

I wonder how much I could capture the characteristics of this flower. The brown part on the top was coloured and flavoured with some chocolate.

Sunflower pp2p

This sweet can be served with some Herbal Tea

I thought it should have some kind of Summer taste in this sweet and Orange was the most suitable for this role. So the centre of this sweet is the Orange flavoured Sweet White Bean Paste with some Orange peel.

Sunflower pp3p

This sweet is Free from Gluten, Egg, Dairy and Oil.

Sunflower p1p

There is not many days left but this sweet is served at Wasoukan Café (Notting Hill, London) until the end of July. 😀


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