Sweet red bean paste is commonly used in Asian countries like Japan and China to bind together pastries, cakes, and other sweet treats. And it's no wonder why it's so popular - the sweet potato-like flavor with hints of chocolate and the creamy texture makes it simply irresistible. Plus, it's packed full of protein, fiber, and vitamins and minerals from the beans, making it an excellent choice for those looking for a healthy option.
Author: China Sichuan Food
Dry Red Beans
Dry Red Beans (1 cup)
and soak for at least 8 hours or overnight.
Remove the beans that float to the surface. Add
Water (3 cups)
and beans to a pressure cooker. The water should cover the beans. Bring the mixture to a boil then lower the heat to a gentle simmer.
Simmer for 1 hour or until the red beans become tender.
Transfer the cooked mixture to a food processor and blend until smooth. Press the mixture through a sieve to remove the red bean skin.
Transfer the paste to a pan. Add
Salt (1 pinch)
Granulated Sugar (2 cups)
Butter (2 Tbsp)
. On low heat, simmer the excess water out of the paste. Keep stirring to avoid burning the paste.
Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Per Serving
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