Clematis is one of my favourite flowers. Last year I made a Clematis sweet with a ‘Mochi’ type sweet so this year I wanted to create it in a different way. I decided to make it with a ‘Nerikiri’ sweet. The Clematis flowers are normally from white to pink or purple colour which is the colour I like the most. However, I did not want to use any food colouring this time so I used Ube Purple sweet potato/yam to colour and flavour the sweet. I like purple blue Clematis flower so that helped too.
By using the same sweet material in two colours (and flavour) of white and purple I created these two types.
What I wanted to concentrate on making this sweet was recreating the hair-like fluffy-ness of the central part of the real flower.
The whiter sweet is used two layers of sweet in purple and white.
The centre filling is Sweet Azuki (Red) Bean Paste for both types.
It’s Vegan and Gluten free.
I feel the photos of these sweet are very cooling to me. The weather forecast is saying that we are going to have a massive heat wave this week so I hope you feel chilling out by seeing them.