Similar to our traditional azuki bean filled manju, the variety that the island of Maui has become famous for has a much richer crust. A great snack treat!
- 2 c. butter, cold, 1-inch cubes
- 5 c. all purpose flour
- 1/4 c. sugar
- 1/3 c. iced water
- 2 (18 oz.) cans tsubushian (sweet red beans)
- 1 TB vegetable oil
- 1/2 c. milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a mixing bowl; cut butter into flour using a pastry blender or two forks.
- Lightly mix in water with a fork; until well combined.
- In a mixing bowl; combine tsubushian with oil.
- On work surface; for dough into 1-inch balls; flatten into a circle.
- Fill with teaspoonful of tsubushian mixture.
- Fold dough edges around filling and pinch to seal.
- Place seam side down onto prepared pan.
- Lightly brush tops with milk.
- Bake 35-40 minutes until lightly browned.
How To Serve:
- Makes great party favors.
- Makes 4 dozen.