Azuki beans are widely used in Japanese confections.
Now you could find a tin of cooked azuki beans in most supermarkets, which is very easy to use.
ingredents (serve 4)
1 can of cooked azuki beans (400g)
200g caster sugar
A pinch of salt
1 tab of good quality vanilla ice cream
- In heavy thick sauce pan, empty all the content of the tin of azuki beans including the liquids then turn the heat on low
- Add all the sugar into the pan, place the lid on and simmer on very low heat, keep stirring,until almost all the liquids evaporated
- Add a pinch of salt just before turning the heat off then leave it to cool completely (once cooled you can freeze it at this stage)
- Serve a spoonful of the sweet azuki beans with a scoop of vanilla ice cream