“Kogori-mame (bean) (or Mame-kogori)” is a sweet snack, which made of highly storable soybeans and rice and eaten in winter, off-season of agriculture. “Kogori” means a piece of ice or cluster of snow or sugar in the Tsugaru dialect. It is a dessert with a simple sweet taste.
- 170g roasted soybeans (peeled)
- 170g glutinous (sticky) rice
- 170g granulated sugar (middle size)
- 50g glutinous rice flour
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- A little Sake
- 300cc boiled water
- Roast soybeans and peel the skin.
Tips: When roasting, keep watching the heat control. When it’s not enough, it leaves a raw smell, or if too much, it will taste bitter.
- In a bowl place the soybeans in 300 ccs of hot water and soak for 30 minutes.
- Wash and rinse glutinous rice and cook it with 270ml water.
- In a bowl with soften soybeans, add granulated sugar, soy sauce, and sake, and mix them.
- When glutinous rice is ready, mix well together with the ingredients in the previous bowl.
Tips: Mix it to leave the shape of rice.
- Also, add glutinous rice flour and mix them well. Place on the plate, cover with a plastic wrap and heat it in the microwave (800W) for about 10 to 12 minutes.
- Knead well using a spatula and place in a mold lined with a plastic wrap.
- Leave it overnight and cut it into the size you like for serving.