Now, again, it’s that time of the year for us to come together for a good cause and have fun! :) Menu for Hope – a world-wide, annual fundraising campaign by foodbloggers – is taking place again this year, this time to raise funds to support the United Nations World Food Programme. As we did last year, interested readers can buy online raffle tickets for the (food- or wine-related) prizes donated by foodbloggers all over the world. Each raffle ticket costs $US10. For more details of this year’s Menu for Hope campaign, visit these sites:
This WAGASHI (Japanese sweets) MAKING KIT contains:
- Mochiko (Unsweetened Rice flour) x 1 pkg
- Shiro-an (Sweetened white bean paste) x 2 pkgs
- Flat picks and serving plates (for serving wagashi)
- Japanese paper (can be used for serving wagashi)
- Cookie/vegetable cutters: Maple leaf, cherry blossom, ginkgo leaf and plum blossom
- English recipe for:
1. Ichigo daifuku (Strawberry and sweet bean paste in rice cake)
Now, I’m going to post the recipes here on this site, too, in order to inspire the readers. (I mean, if you have no idea of what they look like and how easy/difficult to make them, how can you get inspired?) If you want to give these a try, but cannot buy the ingredients where you live, don’t hesitate! BUY A RAFFLE TICKET for this prize! ;) Even if you can find similar ingredients in your neighborhood, they may not be exactly the same as what I use, thus may not guarantee a success when you tried out these recipes.
Moreover, this kit contains the vegetable cutters that obachan has used like this and this and this and this. Don’t you want to try the same thing? Plus, there are other small things in this kit to give your wagashi an extra Japanese touch when they are served. So why wait? Buy raffle tickets and win this prize! :D Again, visit Helen's site to see what you should do.
Ichigo Daifuku Recipe
*I'll probably keep revising these recipes, making corrections, adding tips, etc. And the winner of this prize will receive the final (which means the best) version of the recipes in the kit.
Of course, the winner should get what's best.
Monday, December 11, 2006
Posted by obachan at 12/11/2006 02:44:00 PM