Walnut Manju Cake Recipe

Walnut Manju CakeIf you like to experiment with different Japanese recipes , then this is perfect opportunity for you .

These are baked manju cakes with walnuts ,  which are great for childrens and also for adults .



•1 egg
•8 tbsps sugar
•1 and 1/4 cup flour
•1/2 tsp baking soda
•For filling:
•1/2 cup dried anko powder
•1 cup sugar
•3/4 cup water
•2 tbsps chopped walnuts
•*or use 5-6 oz koshi-an (refined sweet azuki bean paste)
•For topping:
•1 egg yolk
•12 small pieces walnuts


To make filling, put water in a pan and put the pan on low heat. Add 1 cup of sugar in the water. Further, add an powder in the pan. Heat the an, stirring well. When an is thickened, stop the heat. Add chopped walnuts in the an filling. Divide the an into 12 pieces and make 12 balls. Set them aside. Crack an egg and separate egg white and yolk to two bowls. Add 4 tbsps of sugar in the egg white and whisk well. Add 4 tbsps of sugar in the egg yolk and whisk well. Add whisked egg white in the egg yolk mixture and stir together. Sift flour and baking soda together and add it to the egg mixture. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and rest it in the refrigerator for about an hour. Spread some flour over a cutting board and place the dough. Stretch the dough to a long stick. Cut the dough into 12 pieces. Round each piece and make 12 balls. Take a ball and flatten it by hands. Stretch the round dough so that it can wrap a piece of an filling. Place a piece of an filling in the center of the round dough. Wrap the filling, stretching the dough. Repeat the process to make 12 balls. Place the balls in oven pan. Brush tops with egg yolk. Further, put walnuts on tops. Bake them in preheated 320 degrees F oven for 10-15 minutes.