How to Make Adzuki "Custard" (Red Beans)

Make a cold healthy vegetarian dessert for hot days. ENJOY!

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How to Make Adzuki "Custard" (Red Beans) Recipe
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Dried Adzuki beans

Dried Adzuki beans

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I used around 1 cup of them. The more red beans you use per the same amount of water the more firm the end result would be.

I used around 1 cup of them. The more red beans you use per the same amount of water the more firm the end result would be.

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Wash them few times until the water is clean

Wash them few times until the water is clean

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Soak them in water and cover (so it will not absorb the "fridge aroma", and soak for 3-4 days. Change the water once a day.

Soak them in water and cover (so it will not absorb the "fridge aroma", and soak for 3-4 days. Change the water once a day.

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Discard the soaking water.

Discard the soaking water.

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A dried un-soaked bean in between two soaked beans.  It grows pretty much and also changes the color a bit.

A dried un-soaked bean in between two soaked beans. It grows pretty much and also changes the color a bit.

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I basically eye-ball the amount of red beans but I tried to measure the amount of red beans used and I think I used about 2.5 US cups of pre-soaked red beans. (ball-park is about 1 cup dried beans).

I basically eye-ball the amount of red beans but I tried to measure the amount of red beans used and I think I used about 2.5 US cups of pre-soaked red beans. (ball-park is about 1 cup dried beans).

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1 liter of water in my soy milk maker

1 liter of water in my soy milk maker

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Then I added the soaked beans

Then I added the soaked beans

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Put on the lid

Put on the lid

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Ready to rock n roll. I used the 'soy milk' program. The one that grinds and cooks the beans.

Ready to rock n roll. I used the 'soy milk' program. The one that grinds and cooks the beans.

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After the cycle ends this is how it looks like. Watch out - its hot!

After the cycle ends this is how it looks like. Watch out - its hot!

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If u don't have a soy milk maker u can instead blend it in a blender and the cook the blended mixture for about 25 minutes. Just beware not to burn it.

If u don't have a soy milk maker u can instead blend it in a blender and the cook the blended mixture for about 25 minutes. Just beware not to burn it.

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Strain the mixture.

Strain the mixture.

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Let it stand. Don't use a spoon since this will force the too small particles through the mesh strainer.

Let it stand. Don't use a spoon since this will force the too small particles through the mesh strainer.

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After a long while this is what I had left in the strainer as the residue

After a long while this is what I had left in the strainer as the residue

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And that's what's left in the bowl. Just the liquid.

And that's what's left in the bowl. Just the liquid.

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And now let's clean the foam from the top so later on when this gets harden we will have a smooth surface.

And now let's clean the foam from the top so later on when this gets harden we will have a smooth surface.

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Look ma! No bubbles!

Look ma! No bubbles!

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That's all the foam I removed.  Discard! (or drink...)

That's all the foam I removed. Discard! (or drink...)

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Smooth surface. I covered the bowl with plastic wrap and then into the fridge for 2-4 days

Smooth surface. I covered the bowl with plastic wrap and then into the fridge for 2-4 days

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After few days in the fridge it's hard enough.

After few days in the fridge it's hard enough.

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Now let's spoon it out piece by piece.

Now let's spoon it out piece by piece.

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This is just cooled brown sugar syrup witch ginger: I sliced few slices of ginger, Boiled the  ginger with 1 cup of water and 1 cup of brown sugar, let it cool, and store in the fridge.

This is just cooled brown sugar syrup witch ginger: I sliced few slices of ginger, Boiled the ginger with 1 cup of water and 1 cup of brown sugar, let it cool, and store in the fridge.

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Pour it over the "custard"

Pour it over the "custard"

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And serve very cold on a hot day

And serve very cold on a hot day

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And the leftovers go back in the fridge for tomorrow! HAVE FUN!!!

And the leftovers go back in the fridge for tomorrow! HAVE FUN!!!

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