Bake a buttery, tasty manju"The Electric Kitchen" airing in the second half of December features HECO employee Robert Masutani with "Treats for the Holidays."
"The Electric Kitchen" is on at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, 8:30 p.m. Monday, 5 p.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Thursday on Oceanic Cable Channel 16. It also airs on Maui at 8:30 p.m. Thursday on Calabash Channel 44 (52 in Lahaina) and on the Big Island at 5 p.m. Monday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on Na Leo o Hawaii Channel 55 in Hilo and Kona.
Here is a recipe from the show. All the recipes from the show are available at the Hawaiian Electric Co. Web site: www.heco.com.
EZ Baked Manju2 cups butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
5 cups flour
1 can (18 oz) tsubushian (mashed azuki beans)
1 egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease baking sheets.
Cream butter and sugar; add flour and mix well. Form dough into 2-inch balls. Flatten each ball slightly and place 1 tablespoon of tsubushian in the center. Fold dough over and pinch ends together. Place dough on baking sheets, smooth side up; brush top with egg. Bake 40 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes about 3 dozen.
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