Japanese Confectionery

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Japanese confectionery comes in beautiful shapes and colors.
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The ingredient is nerikiri white-bean paste. You can make all different kinds of shapes.
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Here's how to make a plum blossom with nerikiri paste.
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Put a small amount of red paste in the center of the white.
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Wrap the red paste with the white paste.
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Gently press it with your palm and flatten it.
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Put azuki bean paste in the center and wrap it.
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Shape the petals with your fingers.
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Finally put yellow paste on top.
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Now you have a round and soft plum blossom.