Mandarin mikan daifuku mochi


丸ごとみかん大福 marugoto mikan daifuku is a currently popular daifuku mochi tea sweet. It’s a cousin of the now classic ichigo daifuku.

Most *bakers* wrap the mikans with shiroan white bean paste, but I really like the anko red bean paste and mikan orange pairing.
For the recipes to make the mochi and paste refer to this post (click).


Mikan, Japanese mandarin orange. The early ones have a green skin. Now, they are becoming really sweet.

Azuki beans to prepare tsubuan sweet bean paste.


With kurozato black sugar.


Serve fresh. Then cut :



March wrap up

Veggie creamy cheesy broccoli delight

The memo about last month’s delicacies…
Of course, the season is tenderly green and full of eggs.

Tsubomina, bud veggie is a star, present in several posts.

Brioche pascale. Baking my nest for Easter.


The delicious black bean burger and its ‘Ramen burger

Also hot topics :

Steamed rice (okowa)

The dairy free : Soy milk – Sesame milk – Soy yogurt – Coconut yogurt…

Sprouty rolled cabbage

Okono-minute, the quickest ‘yaki’

Tofaye, the ultimate potato pot

For tea, season Japanese sweets :


pink and white sakura mochisakura baked donutsakura waffle black sesame purin’ strawberry daifuku little eggs sakura an cream

More wagashi tea sweets.

And for desserts, Easter flying bells diffuse a scent of chocolate in the air. Some cakes that are healthy… well, not too over the top :

Coffee sunglassesGâteau truffe aux kumquatsWhite chocolate cinnamon apple cake Raspeberry choco-carob cakeWhite chocolate Kirschtorte (no bake ‘n healthy) (bottom photo)

More chocolate sweets.


Two tones of sakura mochi


A classic wagashi (tea sweet) for the season, the sakura mochi. Actually, there exist several sweets under the same name. This one is the Kansai style version.


They are simply ohagi, like those in this tutorial post. I colored some in pink. Then I placed them on pickled sakura leaves.

DSC07075-001 The leaves need to be rinsed and soaked 15 minutes.


I filled the white ones with sakura an bean paste (recipe here).


The pink ones are filled with classic anko bean paste (recipe here).

Wagashi Saga : Japanese sweet posts and tutorials.


Matcha arare (green tea sweet crackers)

抹茶あられ They are the sweet version of these :

DIY arare crackers

I fried them the same way. And I rolled them in a mix of matcha (green tea powder) and sugar :

Enjoy with a cup of hot green tea !

Yellow like a quince : karin kinton tea sweets

These simple Japanese tea sweets bring sunlight in Winter, they are also a cure for sore throats. Well, that’s supposed to be a property of this fruit :

Karin are Japanese quinces/marmelos . I boiled it, then mashed the flesh.

Then I’ve added the same amount of boiled satsuma imo (sweet potato), turmeric for the color, kurozato black sugar.

And shaped them. That’s not necessary. Kinton can be some kind of mash. Like this :

kuri satsuma imo kinton

Or shaped like this :

  sweet chestnut kuri kinton

Other wagashi tea sweets.