Pine Needle Candies

Matsuba Wagashl


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Appears in

An American Taste of Japan

An American Taste of Japan

By Elizabeth Andoh

Published 1985

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The Japanese often take culinary inspiration from nature, and pine needles are a popular motif in the fall and winter months. Perhaps you’ve already made green beans resemble pine needles and scattered them across the savory mushroom and rice dish. Here’s your chance to follow the theme through to dessert.

These “pine needles” are made from confectioners’ sugar and egg white, in much the same way as royal icing. The slight bitterness of the matc