|Ingredient||8 Balls||8 Balls|
|agar powder (kanten)||1 packet (4g)||1 packet (4g)|
|water||¾ cup + 1 Tbsp.||200cc|
|add-in flavors||see notes below||see notes below|
Ankodama (“sweet bean paste balls”) are a simple, classic Japanese confection consisting of flavored shiroan with a shiny decorative coating of kanten gelatin. If you haven’t tried bean-based Japanese sweets before, don’t be afraid of this; far from tasting like beans the shiroan provides a sweet, neutral base. You can either stop there, or add in any or all of a variety of flavorings for colorful variety and seasonal tastes.