Steamed Manju (Hawaiian Sweet Bean Cakes)

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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 25
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (18 ounce) can tsubushi-an (red azuki bean paste)
  • 3 12
    cups flour or 3 1/2 cups rice flour
  • 4
    teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 14
    cups sugar
  • 3
    egg whites (unbeaten)
  • 12
    cup vegetable oil
  • 12
    cup milk
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DIRECTIONS

  • Form bean paste into 25 balls each about the size of a walnut.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, and sugar.
  • Add egg whites and oil to dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Add milk while stirring (dough should be soft but not runny and not too sticky) (coloring may be added as well, if desired).
  • Divide dough into 25 equal portions and flatten each to a 3-inch diameter.
  • Cover each bean paste ball with a portion of dough.
  • Place them on pieces of Ti leaf or 2x2-inch square pieces of waxed paper.
  • Steam for 15 minutes.
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