I have a friend in Hawaii who sends me recipes to make for my kids. Sometimes they work...sometimes they are an "acquired" taste. This one was a winner! I think she got this recipe from the Chamber of Commerce. The recipe does double (and actually the doubled recipe would use a full can of the an). If you're expecting a traditional Japanese dessert, look elsewhere. This isn't the same kind of manju with the glutinous rice (mochi) on the outside...actually it's closer to kuri manju without the chestnut and with a completely different filing.
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- 1Preheat oven to 350°F Line baking sheet with buttered parchment.
- 2In large bowl of electric mixer, cream butter and sugar; add flour and mix well.
- 3Form dough into 2-inch balls.
- 4Flatten each ball slightly and place 1 tablespoon of an in the center.
- 5Fold dough over an and pinch the ends together.
- 6Place filled dough balls on baking sheets, seam side down (smooth side up).
- 7Brush tops with egg.
- 8Bake for 40 minutes or until lightly browned on top.
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Nutritional Facts for Baked Manju
Serving Size: 1 (38 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 18
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 179.2
- Calories from Fat 96
- Total Fat 10.6 g
- Saturated Fat 6.5 g
- Cholesterol 38.8 mg
- Sodium 76.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 18.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
- Sugars 5.6 g
- Protein 2.2 g
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