Sunday, July 28, 2013

ogura toast

DSC04230 In Nagoya, you'll find ogura toast on their coffee shop menus.

Toasted bread topped with butter or margarine is then slathered with ogura-an.

Ogura-an is koshi-an (smooth sweet bean paste) that is simmered with some honey then whole adzuki beans are added at the end to keep the shape of the beans.

For this recipe I used tsubuan (chunky sweet bean paste) because it is more readily available.

Ogura Toast : for 1

your favorite slice of bread, toasted
some butter
a dollop of tsubuan

NOTES: The taste reminded me of how my mom likes to heat up her tsubuan mochi in a pan with some butter.

I enjoyed the sweet-salty combination, it went nicely with some black coffee.

7 comments:

Dennis K. said...

Love these regional eats. Funny I was at friends last night and they told me they would spread regular anko on toast for him because buying anpan (which he loves) everyday would be expensive.

Dennis K. said...

Sorry was talking about the family's kid, haha...

K and S said...

lol that is funny Dennis :) but true, a deconstructed anpan :)

Take care.
Kat

jalna said...

An? On toast? Very innovative. Hmmm . . . .

K and S said...

different but good, Jalna :)

Take care.
Kat

K said...

Yum, this looks great - like an open-faced Anpan, haha

K and S said...

you are right, K :)

Take care.
Kat