My second sweet for November is also in the Autumn Colour theme. The shape is the leaf of ‘Ginkgo’ which becomes the most brilliant yellow colour during this season. Ginkgo is one of the most ancient plants which has not evolved for millions of years. The Ginkgo tree is originated in East Asia and I think there wasn’t many in the UK before. However, I noticed lately more Ginkgo trees along many avenues in newly developed area.
I have a beautiful childhood memory with Ginkgo leaves. I think it was in somewhere in Kyoto. I was about 3 or 4 years old and running around in a Shinto Shrine ground which was covered with magnificently yellow Ginkgo Leaves fallen from the numerous trees. It was like a massive carpet spread out as far as I could see.
So, I chose the image of my childhood memory for making the November sweet.
It is a ‘Nerikiri’ type of Japanese Sweet ‘Wagashi’ created by folding yellow pastry sheet into a leaf-like shape.
Sweet Aduki bean paste is placed inside.
It is Free from Gluten, Egg, Dairy and Oil.
This Ginkgo sweet is served at Wasoukan Café (Notting Hill, London) until the end of November. Enjoy!😊