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12 Beautiful Wagashi Recipes: Japanese Sweets

October 13, 2016

A world apart from Europe's cookies and cakes, "wagashi" - Japan's original culture of sweets - developed in tandem with the tea ceremony ritual. Even these days, it is essential to serve wagashi along with green tea.
Japanese sweets, such as sticky-rice daifuku, youkan sweet bean jelly, and dorayaki, a red-bean jam pancake, are easy to make at home.
Because they don't use butter or contain fat, and are often made with seasonal fruits, wagashi are considered healthier than many other sweets.
Why not try making these charming sweets at home?

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