The Little Epicurean

Mar 13 2015

Matcha Red Bean S’mores

Matcha Red Bean S'mores

Once you’ve made matcha marshmallows, the next logical step is make to make as many matcha red bean s’mores as possible.

Matcha and red bean (azuki) is a classic pairing in Asian desserts.  It’s one of my personal favorite pairings; see: matcha azuki cupcakes and matcha red bean mousse cake.  And another all time fav dessert- s’mores.  Put them together and what do you get?  These messy, delicious, irresistible, can’t-just-eat-one matcha red bean s’mores.

Matcha Red Bean S'mores

It’s my Asian twist on s’mores.  Now that I think of it, I should have gone the extra mile and made black sesame crackers.  That would have made these Asian s’mores super special and unique.  Oh well, something to look forward to next time.

Can you believe Alex isn’t a big fan of matcha? He claims it tastes like seaweed, while I believe it tastes like heaven.  In order to get him to like what I like (because that’s how our relationship works), I have to find different ways to prepare matcha for him.  These matcha red bean s’mores did the trick.  He ate ONE (while I ate the rest).  One is a start.

Matcha and red bean is a great way to introduce matcha to noobz. For some people, matcha can be a bit overpowering, but when combined with sweet red bean, it’s harmonious and lovely.

Matcha Red Bean S'mores

Put a spoonful of red bean onto a graham cracker.  Top it with a matcha marshmallow.  Get your kitchen torch and brûlée that marshmallow until it’s ooey-gooey melty.  Plate the other graham cracker on top and eat, eat, EAT!

Matcha Red Bean S'mores

Before I head on over to NYC next week, I’ll be making a quick stop in New Orleans! AHH! I’m super excited.  It’s my first time going to NOLA.  I’ll be stuffing my face with beignets, gumbo, and whiskey.  Follow my eats on Instagram :)

Happy weekend, friends!

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Matcha Red Bean S'mores

Matcha red bean s'mores: an Asian twist on a classic American dessert. Made with homemade matcha marshmallows, this is the perfect introductory dessert to Asian flavors.



To assemble: spread a spoonful of red bean onto one graham cracker. Top with matcha marshmallow and toast using a kitchen torch.  Alternatively, you can roast the marshmallow over the stove.  Top toasted marshmallow with second graham cracker.  Enjoy immediately!

* I prefer the Shirakiku Brand red bean. It is labeled "Yude Azuki" or prepared red bean.  These canned sweet red beans can be found at Asian markets, big market chains, and I've even found them at Target.  There are many brands available, just be sure to get one that is sweetened.  Look for one made without artificial color and preservatives.  It can also be labeled as "prepared sweet azuki" or "azuki red beans."

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9 Responses to “Matcha Red Bean S’mores”

  1. March 13, 2015
    1:51 am

    Seriously – why aren’t we neighbors? I’ll eat all of Alex’s s’mores. ALL OF THEM.

  2. March 13, 2015
    7:20 am

    If Alex still doesn’t like these s’mores, I will eat all of his. And then some.

  3. March 13, 2015
    8:46 am

    This reminds me of when I was working at a bubble tea place in my teenage years. I started LOVING red bean bubble tea and matcha milkshake. This would be perfect for me :)

    • Maryanne Cabrera replied...

      Hmmm…red bean bubble tea and matcha milkshakes sound yummy! These are the perfect little treats to satisfy any matcha/red bean craving :)

  4. March 13, 2015
    8:53 am

    Okay, this is the most creative thing I’ve ever seen! I really want to try one. Like right now!

  5. March 14, 2015
    2:13 pm

    i kept thinking, “omg who thinks of these amazing things” well i guess a genius does because uve gotta be pretty smart to come up with something like this. and they turned out so well!

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