Phoenix Seal Nerikiri (不死鳥ねりきり)

Have you stepped on the phoenix seal inside of Reynolds Club?  I hope not!  Even if you have and are graduating late because of it, you can spend some of your extra time here enjoying this wagashi.  This treat was fashioned after that storied slab of gold.

This wagashi is made out of nerikiri.  Nerikiri is  a type of dough frequently used to make namagashi, or raw wagashi.  It is a mixture of rice flour, bean paste, and sugar.  Before making nerikiri, I had to make shiro-an, white bean paste.  I made the shiro-an out of lima beans.  I molded the nerikiri dough into a square and etched into it using a needle tool.

1 phoenix seal nerikiri

2 shiro-an

3 Stirring the shiro-an

intermediate phoenix

uchicago shirt

fine details

more fine details

twisting

side by side

green plate

rainbow plate

 

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